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Prescribing the Life of the Mind

An Essay on the Purpose of the University, the Aims of Liberal Education, the Competence of Citizens, and the Cultivation of Practical Reason

Prescribing the Life of the Mind( )
Author: Anderson, Charles W.
ISBN:978-0-299-13834-9
Publication Date:Jan 1996
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

A distinguished political philosopher with years of experience teaching in undergraduate liberal arts programs, Anderson shows how the ideal of practical reason can reconcile academia's research aims with public expectations for universities: the preparation of citizens, the training of professionals, the communication of a cultural inheritance. It is not good enough, he contends, to simply say that the university should stick to the great books of the classic tradition, or to...
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Book Details
Pages:190
Detailed Subjects: Education / Higher
Education / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.7 Inches
Book Weight:0.6 Pounds



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