Contrasting academic and cultural approaches to education based on the scientific methodology of the Cartesian legacy, recovers a knowledge of the senses and passions from a period before the Reformation and Renaissance when it predominated after being developed over thousands of years. Puts the case for the validity of poetic knowledge, then explores the philosophical foundations, intention and intuition, Descartes and his legacy, later voices for poetic knowledge, the integrated humanities program, and the future of the poetic mode in education. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
"There are relatively few persons who can analyze as clearly and as lucidly the writings of Aristotle, Plato, and Acquinas as does this author. Like Taylor's educational philosophy, he seeks to move his readers' affections and will as well as their intellects, and he does this successfully." Richard Harp, University of Nevada
"With pithy brevity he has managed to provide both a history of the treatment of poetic knowledge and to develop his own very persuasive account." Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame