The Knowledge Most Worth Having [NOOK Book]

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The Knowledge Most Worth Having represents the essence of education at the University of Chicago—faculty and students grappling with key intellectual questions that span the humanities, while still acknowledging the need to acquire a depth of knowledge in one’s chosen field. The papers collected here were delivered during an often-heated conference at the university in 1966, and include contributions from such scholars as Northrop Frye, Richard McKeon, and, of course, the dean of the college, Wayne Booth himself....
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The Knowledge Most Worth Having

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Overview

The Knowledge Most Worth Having represents the essence of education at the University of Chicago—faculty and students grappling with key intellectual questions that span the humanities, while still acknowledging the need to acquire a depth of knowledge in one’s chosen field. The papers collected here were delivered during an often-heated conference at the university in 1966, and include contributions from such scholars as Northrop Frye, Richard McKeon, and, of course, the dean of the college, Wayne Booth himself. Taken as a whole, they present a passionate defense of liberal education, one that remains highly relevant today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226065700
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 226
  • File size: 212 KB

Meet the Author

Wayne C. Booth (1921–2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include The Rhetoric of Fiction, A Rhetoric of Irony, The Power and Limits of Pluralism, The Vocation of a Teacher, and Forthe Love of It, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Table of Contents



CONTENTS

IS THERE ANY KNOWLEDGE THAT A MAN MUST HAVE?


Booth
Wayne C.




RETURNING COALS TO NEWCASTLE


Champion Ward
F.




THE INSTRUMENTS OF MENTAL PRODUCTION


Frye
Northrop




A TRANSATLANTIC VIEW OF “WHAT KNOWLEDGE IS WORTH HAVING”


Cockcroft
Sir John




UNDERGRADUATES AND THE SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE


Simpson
J. A.




DIVERSITY


Platt
John R.




EDUCATION AND THE CONTEMPORARY WOMAN


Scott
Anne Firor




PLATONIC EDUCATION


Redfield
James M.




THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS


McKeon
Richard




THE ROLE OF A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE WITHIN A UNIVERSITY


Levi
Edward H.



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