Holding the Centre
Coming to Judgement IIB
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14cm, 252pp.
Holding the Centre judges the life of the Arts and Social Sciences faculties of our contemporary universities. Ranging through history, literary criticism, philosophy, linguistics, theology, sociology etc Mr Robinson tries to establish that there is such a thing as common judgement, to which the specialisms contribute but are subservient. He shows by way of detailed examples that our own common judgement is not in a healthy state; which is the same as the diminution of shared sense. Holding the Centre tries to demonstrate that a number of the Arts subjects have become incoherent by losing their place in the common language.
The book itself is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has light but comprehensive scuffing.