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A synoptic philosophy of education; toward perspective, synthesis, and creativity

Author: Arthur W Munk
Publisher: New York, Abingdon Press [1965]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Munk, Arthur W.
Synoptic philosophy of education.
New York, Abingdon Press [1965]
(OCoLC)580492193
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur W Munk
OCLC Number: 177976
Description: 267 pages 23 cm
Contents: I. The meaning and scope of education : 1. Education: its nature and significance : What is education? ; Man's precarious situation ; The need of perspective --
2. Education in historic and global perspective : The dim beginnings ; Our debt to antiquity ; Medieval contributions ; The modern and contemporary scene --
II. Perspectives for synthesis : 3. Education and philosophy : The nature of philosophy ; The significance of philosophy of education --
4. The strife of systems : Pragmatism and experimentalism ; Progressivism ; Essentialism ; Authoritarianism --
5. From diversity toward unity : Purpose and method ; Weaknesses and contributions ; Conclusion: contrasts and similarities --
6. The question of goals : Why the concern for goals? ; The current aimlessness ; In search of a criterion ; A critique of ten important goals ; Aspects of an adequate goal ; Two possible objections --
III. Perspectives for creativity : 7. Creativity: its nature and significance : Scope of the inquiry ; What is creativity? ; Creativity, intuition, and the unconscious ; The need of creativity --
8. Obstructions to creativity : Factors in modern cultures ; Factors within our schools ; Four obstructive dogmas ; The four dogmas examined --
9. Toward creativity in science : Science yesterday and today ; The nature of science ; Historic relations ; Limitations and dangers ; Science as indispensable ; Scientific creativity for the future --
10. Toward creativity in religion : The nature and significance of religion ; Historic relations ; The American dilemma ; The religious outlook ; The problem of religious education ; Can religion again become creative? --
11. Toward creativity in philosophy : Eclipse of philosophy ; Creative tendencies ; The cost of philosophical neglect ; Toward greater creativity --
IV. Conclusion : 12. Education in this age of transition : A turning point in history ; The crisis in American education ; The greatest single need --
13. Aspects of a synoptic view : A realistic idealism ; A daring experimentalism ; Specialization without fragmentation ; Authority without authoritarianism ; Freedom without license and anarchy ; A universal outlook ; The educator's role today and tomorrow.
Responsibility: [by] Arthur W. Munk.

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