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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 430–431.
Published: 01 August 2018
...William M. Chace Caplan Bryan , The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2018 ), 395 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Matthew A. Taylor Written exclusively in the third-person by a narrator who repeatedly refers to “Henry Adams” as “passive,” “submissive,” and “a helpless victim” in relation to the “forces” in the world that form him, The Education of Henry Adams attenuates both author and subject by valuing...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
... between two eminent academic leaders of the last century, Jacques Barzun of Columbia and Frederick Terman of Stanford. Employing data generated by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute for Higher Education and Times Higher Education , Cole shows that universities are today ranked in order...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 10–15.
Published: 01 January 2008
... professional life, she always conducted herself with respect and high-mindedness. Never did Bauerlein witness her give in to gossip and vitriol. She was an example of the best of higher education, and academia is a diminished place without her. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 COLUMNS...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Orville Schell This essay, written in memory of the Chinese astrophysicist and dissident Fang Lizhi, reexamines the period in Fang's life when he was vice president of the University of Science and Technology of China and, because of his activities as an educational and political reformer, came...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 46–54.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Thus, the audience for her campaign against analytic philosophy, for example, does not seem to reach beyond the walls of higher education in North America. Zwicky has aligned herself with an esoteric philosophical tradition (Heraclitus, Plato, Nietzsche, Heidegger) that has sought to achieve its aims...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of the author.” A research and educational program, uniting major fields of the humanities, is proposed: PILLAR (the acronym of philosophy, information, language, literature, art, religion ) would be a transdisciplinary strategy complementary to STEM, integrating scholarship and inventorship...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 57–58.
Published: 01 January 2017
... settings, in the hope of helping to turn the international anglophone conversation about humanistic education away from utilitarian, presentist, all-inclusive claims and toward a demonstration of what the humanities do in practice. IN THE HUMANITIES CLASSROOM A Set of Case Studies Caroline Walker...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... education in the possibilities and limits of democratic political life in a scientific age. Duke University Press 2010 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 4 The Critic as Quietist Thorstein Veblen’s Radical Realism Sidney Plotkin No one ever...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 433–440.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Luc Brisson; Michael Chase This memorial essay on the French historian of philosophy Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) explores his life and work. Starting out from an ecclesiastical background and education, Hadot's interest in mysticism led him to study the late Greek Neoplatonists Plotinus and Porphyry...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 22–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that Gandhi was a teacher of quietism and that satyagraha was a type of moral education directed at those (first the South Africans, then, more momentously, the British in India) whose spirits were imperiled by their self-confident certainty and whose manners were spoiled by their indelicacy and intrusiveness...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 404–411.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Babette Babich This essay claims that, despite the explicit opposition to Darwin in his writings, Nietzsche is regarded as a Darwinist both by the educated public and, increasingly, by Anglo analytic philosophers. In part, the problem is that, while scholars correctly observe the influence...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 390–398.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Paul Rollert This essay, one of three guest columns in Common Knowledge on “Economy and Humanity,” discusses Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography in the context of modern business education. In particular, it examines Franklin's “thirteen virtues” for personal success and the reaction to them...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 211–219.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Gary Saul Morson Despite their professed multiculturalism, educated Americans find it hard to imagine that others do not share their liberal values. Does not everyone love their children and want peace? The author of the article, a Tolstoy scholar and student of Russian culture, discusses topics...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 427–438.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., a valued former student bludgeoned me into agreeing to be keynote speaker for a celebration at the university where he now teaches. The collo- quium, called to mark a special founding anniversary, was to be entitled “Higher Education in and for a Just Society...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 509.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., discusses, appendices). also in Ross given are verse Greek ing writ in exercises (Wilde’s education Victorian into insight afascinating us gives story,Ross this Exploring Greece. visited whoactually writers of Victorian few one was Wilde And history. ofsocial Greek study...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 509.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., discusses, appendices). also in Ross given are verse Greek ing writ in exercises (Wilde’s education Victorian into insight afascinating us gives story,Ross this Exploring Greece. visited whoactually writers of Victorian few one was Wilde And history. ofsocial Greek study...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 434.
Published: 01 August 2020
... humanity to change without the wrenching regression to fascism. He thought that education was the point at which to build resistance to American fascism and had a program for educators to implement. When shall we realize, he asked, that in every school- building in the land a struggle is being waged...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 434–435.
Published: 01 August 2020
... regression to fascism. He thought that education was the point at which to build resistance to American fascism and had a program for educators to implement. When shall we realize, he asked, that in every school- building in the land a struggle is being waged against all that hems in and distorts human...