Spanning more than fifty years of contemporary thought, this collection of essays and reviews by one of the century's most distinguished philosophical critics represents an intellectual odyssey that will reward readers with a creative and penetrating gloss on the major scholarly, political, and literary topics of the era. Throughout his long career, Martin Lebowitz continually sought order in society and in intellectual activity. His writings combine reason and passion with a keen and elegant style, reflecting an education both broad and deep. The author's interests over decades in a rapidly changing world extended to all areas of philosophy, ethics and aesthetics, art and literature, physics and psychiatry, sociology and psychology, providing insight into a dazzling array of subjects. Collected here for the first time, these essays and reviews present a profound and coherent system of modern social and philosophical commentary.