ENG 205- JUNE 13
He is one of the founders for intellectual conservatism
Published a book in the fifties called “ideas have consequences”
Weaver is coming out of the post world war context like other writieres but in
contrast, he moves in a very direction.
o He looked into the past
o What he argued was that the experiment was a ghastly mistake
Goes back to the 14 century
What went wrong in the 14 century was nominalism: pioneered by
William of Occam. It says the categories we come up with to make
up the world are just made up or generalizations and they do not
correlate with anything in the real world.
Weaver gives us the idea in his essay that this used be a great field but theres a