Idealism and Liberal Education

Idealism and Liberal Education

by James O. Freedman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472086707

ISBN-13: 9780472086702

Pub. Date: 01/19/2001

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

With refreshing eloquence, James O. Freedman sets down the American ideals that have informed his life as an intellectual, a law professor, and a college and university president. He examines the content and character of liberal education, discusses the importance of letters and learning in forming his own life and values, and explores how the lessons and the habits

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With refreshing eloquence, James O. Freedman sets down the American ideals that have informed his life as an intellectual, a law professor, and a college and university president. He examines the content and character of liberal education, discusses the importance of letters and learning in forming his own life and values, and explores how the lessons and the habits of mind instilled by a liberal education can give direction and meaning to one's life. He offers a stirring defense of affirmative action in higher education. And he describes how, in the midst of undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, liberal education helped him in the most human of desires--the yearning to make order and sense out of his experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472086702
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
01/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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