Idealism and Liberal Education

Idealism and Liberal Education

by James O. Freedman

An eloquent tribute to the value of the liberal education
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An eloquent tribute to the value of the liberal education

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University of Michigan Press
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New Edition
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6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Life and Letters
Becoming an Educator9
The Joys of Collecting Books31
A Dukedom Large Enough43
Presidential Prose49
The Stillness and the Courage51
2Content and Character in Liberal Education
The Teaching of Values in a Liberal Education55
The Promise of Equality61
The Organization of Knowledge69
Science and Liberal Learning77
Liberal Education and the Legal Profession81
The Lessons of the Law93
The Professor's Life99
3Models for Shaping a Life
Public Selves, Private Selves105
The Power of Idealism111
The Value of Intellectuals115
Insiders and Outsiders119
Thurgood Marshall: Man of Character129
The Capacity of Imagination145
Originals and Copies149
Those Who Are Truly Great155
Ordinary Backgrounds, Extraordinary Men161
Essayists and Solitude167

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