Thinking Against the Grain: Essays on Morality, Education, and Law

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Overview

This work is a connected series of essays on morality, education, law, and society. All of the essays indeed "think against the grain," challenging some of the dominant thinkers and fashions of our time in a strikingly original and penetrating way. They force the reader to consider our hegemonic values, how we are to live our lives and view our world. Political theorists, social scientists, philosophers, educators, legal scholars, and cultural and literary theorists will find them profitable to study. While the book meets the standards expected by such scholars, its essays are written in a lively and accessible manner, which also makes them of interest to the general educated public. Written by the late Dr. Rodger Beehler, this work imparts the wisdom and insights of writers who instruct and amuse the reader on matters of our predominant values.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761838265
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/29/2007
  • Series: Europes: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodger Beehler was Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Calgary and earlier studied at Oxford University and the University of Manitoba. Dr. Beehler was an accomplished author with numerous published articles and academic texts, among them Moral Life (1978) and The Theory, Not the Theorist: The Case Of Karl Marx (2006).
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Moral Delusion Chapter 3 Containing Violence Chapter 4 For One Concept of Liberty Chapter 5 The Schools and Indoctrination Chapter 6 Grading the 'Cultural literacy' Project Chapter 7 Truth and Democratic Education Chapter 8 Leviathan caught? Chapter 9 Marx on Freedom and Necessity Chapter 10 Freedom and Authenticity Chapter 11 Autonomy and the Democratic Principle Chapter 12 Societies, Populations, and Law Chapter 13 Waiting for the Rule of Law Chapter 14 A Neglected Aspect of Liberty Chapter 15 Madness and Method
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