The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of Reality

The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of Reality

by Marion Montgomery

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Montgomery, a former English literature professor at the University of Georgia, here considers what's wrong with higher education today. He argues that higher education maintains an egalitarian notion that all educated people should look alike and that the proper objects of knowledge are facts and formulas. Consequently, higher education is less about the pursuit of wisdom than comfortable self-preservation. In this regard, Montgomery is a true humanist, fighting against an educational system that produces only material rewards. The book consists of a combination of essays, lectures, and a discussion of "modernism" divided into three sections. With the creativity of a poet and the precision of a philosopher, Montgomery offers a scholarly analysis that reveals the chaos currently plaguing higher education and shows teachers and students a way out of the intellectual wilderness. Recommended for academic libraries.--Samuel T. Huang, Northern Illinois Univ. Libs., DeKalb
Providing philosophical and historical perspective back to the 14th century when human and other reality became devalued rather than merely back to the radical 1960s, this scholar (U. of Georgia, 1954- 87) analyzes the roots of current ideological turmoil on campus. He calls for subverting the thinking that education is only justified as a path to material rather than intrinsic reward. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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