Recalling Education

By Hugh Mercer Curtler

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In this searching and relentlessly logical critique, a distinguished professor of philosophy argues that the purpose of education—enabling students to achieve intellectual autonomy—has been largely forgotten. Hugh Mercer Curtler challenges prevailing myths about education; clarifies the distinction between education and indoctrination; explains the significance of a proper understanding of education in a democracy; and offers recommendations to reverse current trends.

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Format Cloth
Pages 224
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying...

"[A] well-written and provocative book..."
Library Journal, June 1, 2001

"Many readers may be attracted to Curtler's specific educational, societal, and political arguments..."
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"Recalling Education devotes...attention to dismantling the arguments against liberal education. Beginning with a very satisfying definition of the kind of liberty that 'liberal' education aims at (a positive freedom resting upon the autonomy that comes from 'possessing one's own mind'), Curtler turns a skeptical eye to the current substitutes for liberal education and debunks their major, and by now quite familiar, premises."
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ISBN 1882926552
ISBN13 9781882926558
Eligible for Readers Club Discount Yes

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