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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

Author: Charles W Anderson
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What are the purposes of the university? What should be the aims of liberal education? With phrases like "cultural relativism," "political correctness," "cultural literacy," and "canon wars" buzzing through the halls of academia and of government and appearing almost daily in heated public debates, these are important questions. With good will and common sense, Charles W. Anderson enters the fracas. He argues that  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Anderson
ISBN: 0299138305 9780299138301 0299138348 9780299138349
OCLC Number: 27186833
Description: xvi, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Liberal Education and Practical Reason --
The Rationale of the Going Concern --
Purpose: What Do We Expect a University to Do? --
Competence: What Can We Know? What Are We Entitled to Teach? --
Efficiency: The Mystery of Teaching and Learning --
The Cultivation of Practical Reason --
The Core of the Curriculum --
The Governance of the University.
Responsibility: Charles W. Anderson.
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