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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century

 
 
Author
Howard Gardner.
Publisher Basic Books  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.25 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9780465021925
Pages/Publication Date 244/2011
Daedalus Item Code 51272
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From ancient times, philosophers, theologians, and artists have attempted to describe and categorize the defining virtues of civilization. The author of Multiple Intelligences and Changing Minds, Howard Gardner explores the meaning of the virtues of truth, beauty, and goodness in an age when vast technological advancement and relativistic attitudes toward human nature have deeply shaken our moral worldview. His incisive examination reveals that although these concepts are changing faster than ever before, they are—and will remain, with our stewardship—cornerstones of our society.

"Howard Gardner may well be the best-known educational theorist in America.... Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed is an engaging mixture of philosophy, personal reflection, and moral exhortation; the philosophy is untechnical, the personal reflection is sympathetic, and it is hard to disagree with [Gardner's] insistence that we collectively need a clearer sense of how to balance the competing demands placed on all of us.... An extraordinary open-mindedness permeates his book; he is an anxious liberal, not a depressed academic conservative. He is as hostile to 'mindless absolutism' as he is to 'feckless cultural relativism,' and if this makes him hard to pin down, it also makes him easy to like."—NYReview of Books

 
 
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