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23%OFFHarry Brighouse - The Aims of Higher Education - 9780226259482 - V9780226259482
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The Aims of Higher Education

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Description for The Aims of Higher Education Paperback. Looking beyond the arguments over how universities should be financed, how they should be run, and what their contributions to the economy are, the contributors to this book set their sights on higher issues: ones of moral and political value. What are the proper aims of the university? What role do the liberal arts play in fulfilling those aims? Editor(s): Brighouse, Harry; McPherson, Michael. Num Pages: 192 pages, 2 line drawings. BIC Classification: JNA; JNF; JNM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 60 x 90 x 10. Weight in Grams: 227.
In this book, philosopher Harry Brighouse and Spencer Foundation president Michael McPherson bring together leading philosophers to think about some of the most fundamental questions that higher education faces. Looking beyond the din of arguments over how universities should be financed, how they should be run, and what their contributions to the economy are, the contributors to this volume set their sights on higher issues: ones of moral and political value. The result is an accessible clarification of the crucial concepts and goals we so often skip over-even as they underlie our educational policies and practices. The contributors tackle the ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
192
Condition
New
Number of Pages
192
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226259482
SKU
V9780226259482
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About Harry Brighouse
Harry Brighouse is professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including On Education, and most recently, Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships. Michael McPherson is president of the Spencer Foundation and was previously the president of Macalester College in St. Paul. He is coauthor or editor of several books, ... Read more

Reviews for The Aims of Higher Education
"This is an ambitious volume, providing valuable philosophical tools to tackle three critical policy questions within higher education: What should the content of curricula and pedagogies be? Who should have access to college education? And what should be the relationship between higher education and broader society?" (Danielle Allen, coeditor of Education, Justice, and Democracy)

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