Enhancing Humanity: The Philosophical Foundations of Humanistic Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Drawing on the tradition of Pragmatic Humanism, this book offers an alternative approach to thinking and talking about liberal and humanistic education that breaks free from what Richard Rorty has called "outworn vocabularies and attitudes."
This book:

-aims to reach beyond and integrate the Classical, Romantic, Existentialist, and Radical Approaches;
-presents an integrative model of humanistic education that will address the needs and trends of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century;
-provides an historical review of central approaches in humanistic education;
-focuses on the principles and ways of humanistic moral education;
-concludes with a critical and prescriptive discussion of humanistic education in the test of current social, political, and cultural events.

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Editorial Reviews

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"There is a freshness in this book, a restoration of a lost clarity, a regaining of authentic commitment. No longer oriented to an 'essence' of what it means to be human, 'humanism' in the context of this book cannot be used to paper over what has become a kind of wasteland where values are concerned. Nor can it be used to suggest that contemporary education (public or private or religious) is governed by identifiable principle or communally defined and accepted ideal."
(Professor Maxine Greene)
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"There is a freshness in this book, a restoration of a lost clarity, a regaining of authentic commitment. No longer oriented to an 'essence' of what it means to be human, 'humanism' in the context of this book cannot be used to paper over what has become a kind of wasteland where values are concerned. Nor can it be used to suggest that contemporary education (public or private or religious) is governed by identifiable principle or communally defined and accepted ideal."
(Professor Maxine Greene)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402009617
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Series: Philosophy and Education Series , #9
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Contradictory Encounters with Humanistic Education. I. Between the Classical and Post-Modern: Milestones and Central Approaches in Humanistic Education. II. An Integrative and Normative Model for Humanistic Education at the Advent of the 21st Century. III. Education Towards Humanistic Morality in an Era of Value Crisis. IV. Humanistic Education in the Test of Current Events. Epilogue. Bibliography.

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