Academics know Howard Gardner as the John H. and Elizabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Readers perhaps know him better as the MacArthur Award winning author of education bestsellers including Multiple Intelligence, The Unschooled Mind, and Intelligence Reframed. Both constituencies will be gratified by Dr. Gardner's incisive new examination of the search for truth in the cacophony of new media opinion and competing "expertise." Articulating what many feel, he notes how our understanding of truth, good, and beauty are constantly bombarded and undermined by political, commercial, and tabloid interests. Gardner's writing skills and his keen sense of the changing information playing field make this a extraordinarily timely addition to his distinguished career.
Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitterby Howard Gardner
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have struggled to describe the defining virtues of civilizationand, in the process, have confronted some of mankind’s most difficult and enduring questions. In Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, renowned scholar Howard Gardner traces the astonishing transformations in our conceptions of these three virtues/i>… See more details below
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Since the dawn of civilization, humans have struggled to describe the defining virtues of civilizationand, in the process, have confronted some of mankind’s most difficult and enduring questions. In Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, renowned scholar Howard Gardner traces the astonishing transformations in our conceptions of these three virtues in our lifetimeand describes the newfound challenges in making sense of them. How do we distinguish truth from truthiness” in the Age of the Internet? How do we judge beauty when modern artists treat it like an outdated virtue? And how do we distinguish right from wrong in age of relativistic and politicized morality? In this incisive and masterful book, Gardner brilliantly highlights the current state of these virtues, argues for their continued importance in human society, and explains how we should be educating for them in the twenty-first centuryboth in and out of the classroom.
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Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-six honorary degrees, he is the author of twenty-five books, including Multiple Intelligences and Changing Minds. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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