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The Resource Higher education in the making : pragmatism, Whitehead, and the canon, George Allan

Higher education in the making : pragmatism, Whitehead, and the canon, George Allan

Label
Higher education in the making : pragmatism, Whitehead, and the canon
Title
Higher education in the making
Title remainder
pragmatism, Whitehead, and the canon
Statement of responsibility
George Allan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"George Allan argues that the so-called "culture wars" in higher education are the result of the dogmatic and unyielding certainty that both canonists and anti-canonists bring to any discussion of how best to organize an undergraduate curriculum. He then proposes a middle way. Drawing from William James, John Dewey, and Alfred North Whitehead, he contrasts the absolutist claims of both canonists and anti-canonists with a fallibilist approach and argues for a more pragmatic canon that is normative and always in need of renovation." "A wide variety of voices are heard in Allan's conversation about the nature and meaning of an education canon, including philosophers Aristotle, Descartes, Arthur Lovejoy, Hannah Arendt, Spengler, Emerson, Lyotard, and Rorty. Contemporary voices include Eva Brann, Charles Anderson, Francis Oakley, Martha Nussbaum, Gerald Graff, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Bill Readings."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Allan, George
Dewey number
379.1/99
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2361.5
LC item number
.A36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in constructive postmodern thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Postmodernism and education
  • Pragmatism
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Chef-d'oeuvre (Littérature)
  • Éducation
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Postmodernisme
  • Pragmatisme
  • Programme d'études
  • Hochschulbildung
  • Kanon
  • Literatur
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
Higher education in the making : pragmatism, Whitehead, and the canon, George Allan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53462050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 244 pages
Isbn
9780791459898
Lccn
2003064726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53462050
Label
Higher education in the making : pragmatism, Whitehead, and the canon, George Allan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53462050
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 244 pages
Isbn
9780791459898
Lccn
2003064726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53462050

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