Decline and Fall of All Evil
Author: Seymour Lessans
Genre: Non Fiction - Health - Medical
Date Published: January 1, 2009
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The book "Decline and Fall of all Evil" by Seymour Lessans is a 596 page treatise that speaks on a plethora of subjects. It is a book that details how life should be and what a world we would have if the teachings of Seymour Lessans were followed. Much of his writing appears that of a statesman-philosopher. The subjects covered in the book range from running a business, to adolescent sex, medical treatment of terminally ill children and Lessans' view of how to improve our schooling of school age children.
The "Decline and Fall of All Evil" is a book full of aphorisms that Lessans tries to prove for the benefit of the reader. One point that Lessans makes is that our actions that we believe are based on free will are not. Lessans states that free will does not exist. He offers that most will disagree with his observation, but he makes a larger argument in support of his claim in that most beliefs are shrouded by the power of preemptive authority of false knowledge which is passed along to the masses as irrefutable truths. I would agree with that observation. Many discoveries are hampered because of the prevalence of false truths.
Seymour Lessans treatise is a read that presents many great ideas on how to change man's behavior to benefit mankind as a whole.
It is a very ambitious writing and one that is a mixture of logic, philosophy, politics and science. His purpose of writing this book was that he fervently felt his discoveries could have a profound effect on mankind, and if followed would lead to a more peaceful world. If not for any other reason, the book is a great read just to reexamine our own beliefs and behavior and their consequences on the fragile world around us.