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Liberal Education

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  • Title: Liberal Education
  • Author: Mark Van Doren
  • ISBN: 9780807031995
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2018-08-17T08:57:08+00:00

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    1. Mark Van Doren (along with Carl Van Doren and Mortimer Adler) was one of the most well read intellectuals of the 20th century. As much about philosophy as it is about education, this book (one our recently reclassed books books I see) is brimming with great quotes (I have about 17 slips of paper marking passages and quotes I am revisiting) from Plato and Aristotle to Dewey and Emerson. Written during WWII, his criticism of American education, particularly the college elective system, is just as [...]

    2. Having served for the past year on a faculty committee charged with revising general education at my university, I thought I would look at this noted past attempt to define liberal education. Reading Van Doren, you begin to realize why the idea has never much caught on in a democratic culture. This is a narrow, fusty view of education--class-bound, agonistic, and absurdly masculinist (in a book filled with quotations and allusions, Van Doren never once cites or refers to a woman). While each sen [...]

    3. This book is gold and it has changed my views on education and has truly defined what "Liberal Education" really is. I recommend this book for every student of knowledge out there who is in search for the truth. Mark Van Doren does a great job explaining his position's even though some of his ideas may not come to past but it's always nice to entertain ideas as a reader and writer. My favorite quote from this book is "The student who can begin early in life to think of things as connected, even [...]

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