Quotes by Allan Bloom

About Allan Bloom:

Allan David Bloom was an American philosopher, classicist, and academician. He studied under David Grene, Leo Strauss, Richard McKeon and Alexandre Kojève. He subsequently taught at Cornell University, the University of Toronto, Yale University, École Normale Supérieure of Paris, and the University of Chicago. Bloom championed the idea of Great Books education and became famous for his criticism of contemporary American higher education, with his views being expressed in his bestselling 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind. Characterized as a conservative in the popular media, Bloom denied that he was a conservative, and asserted that what he sought to defend was the 'theoretical life'. Saul Bellow wrote Ravelstein, a roman à clef based on Bloom, his friend and colleague at the University of Chicago.

Author Bio

  • NameAllan Bloom
  • DescriptionAmerican philosopher, classicist, and academician
  • AliasesAllan David Bloom
  • BornSeptember 14, 1930
  • DiedOctober 7, 1992
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPolitical Scientist; Philosopher
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; National Humanities Medal