Paradoxes of Education in a Republic

Paradoxes of Education in a Republic

by Eva Brann
     
 
Written over a decade ago, Eva T. H. Brann's enlightening analysis of American education places the recent debate on the means and ends of a liberal education in new perspective. She goes beyond discussion of courses and particular books to claim that philosophical inquiry is far more important to the improvement of education than curricular and administrative schemes

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Written over a decade ago, Eva T. H. Brann's enlightening analysis of American education places the recent debate on the means and ends of a liberal education in new perspective. She goes beyond discussion of courses and particular books to claim that philosophical inquiry is far more important to the improvement of education than curricular and administrative schemes. She provides both a broad philosophical and historical analysis of education in any republic and specific, practical suggestions for achieving the education that will serve as the best preparation for life in our own republic.

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Well received when first published ten years ago, Brann's (St. John's College) analysis of American education places the recent debate on the means and ends of a liberal education in new perspective. Examining certain paradoxes that she sees as inherent in the educational system of any republic, Brann argues for the recovery of a contemplative education in a true community of learning, claiming that philosophical inquiry is far more important to the improvement of education than curricula and administrative schemes. Tightly argued in clear forceful writing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226071350
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/01/1979
Pages:
172

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