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An education in judgment Hannah Arendt and the humanities

Author: David Norman Rodowick
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press 2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Art of Thinking -- Judgment and Culture -- Culture and Curation -- The World-Observer -- Politics and Philosophy, or Restoring a Common World -- An as Yet Undetermined Animal.
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Named Person: Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Norman Rodowick
ISBN: 9780226780214 022678021X
OCLC Number: 1255179045
Accession No: (DE-627)1737416832 (DE-599)KXP1737416832
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: The Art of Thinking --
Judgment and Culture --
Culture and Curation --
The World-Observer --
Politics and Philosophy, or Restoring a Common World --
An as Yet Undetermined Animal.
Responsibility: D. N. Rodowick.

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The Art of Thinking -- Judgment and Culture -- Culture and Curation -- The World-Observer -- Politics and Philosophy, or Restoring a Common World -- An as Yet Undetermined Animal.

"In An Education in Judgment, philosopher D. N. Rodowick makes his definitive case for a philosophical humanistic education as the development of a life guided by both self-reflection and interpersonal exchange. Such a life is an education in judgment, the moral capacity to draw conclusions alone and with others, and to let one's own judgments be answerable to the potentially contrasting judgments of others. Thinking, for Rodowick, is an art we practice with and learn from each other all the time. In taking this approach, Rodowick follows the lead of Hannah Arendt, who made judgment the cornerstone of her conception of community. Arendt was famously wary of mass culture, and so community (in an authentic sense) must be safeguarded from its many false guises. What is important for Rodowick, as for Arendt, is the cultivation of "free relations," in which we allow our judgments to be affected and transformed by those of others, creating "an ever-widening fabric of intersubjective moral consideration." This is a fragile fabric, to be sure, but one well worth pursuing, caring for, and preserving. This is an original work in which the author thinks with Arendt about the importance of the humanities and what "the humanities" amounts to beyond the university"

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Recommended. * Choice * "In this elegantly crafted book, Rodowick offers a powerful defense of humanistic education. These pages resound both with Rodowick's own voice and with the voice of his Read more...

 
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