Voice of Liberal Learning
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Description: To those weary and wary of the cacophony about what's wrong with education in America and what ought to be done about it, Oakeshott's voice beckons. As usual, his approach to the subject is subtle, comprehensive, and radical -- in the sense of summoning readers to the root of the matter. That root, Oakeshott believed, is the very nature of learning itself and, concomitantly, the means (as distinct from the method) by which the life of learning is discovered, cultivated, and pursued. As Oakeshott has written, "This, then, is what we are concerned with: adventures in human self-understanding. Not the bare protestation that a human being is a self-conscious, reflective intelligence and that he does not live by bread alone, but the actual enquiries, utterances, and actions in which human beings have expressed their understanding of the human condition. This is the stuff of what has come to be called a 'liberal' education -- 'liberal' because it is liberated from the distracting business of satisfying contingent wants." Includes a foreword by Timothy Fuller that reiterates the timelessness of Oakeshott's reflections amid the continuing clamour that characterises discourse about liberal education.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
|Foreword to the Liberty Fund Edition|
|Introduction: A Philosophical Understanding of Education|
|A Place of Learning||p. 1|
|Learning and Teaching||p. 35|
|Education: The Engagement and Its Frustration||p. 62|
|The Idea of a University||p. 105|
|The Universities||p. 118|
|Political Education||p. 159|
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