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

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From ancient times, philosophers, theologians, and artists have attempted to describe and categorize the defining virtues of civilization. In Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, renowned education authority Howard Gardner explores the meaning of the title's three virtues 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. Designed to appeal to a wide readership, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed is an approachable primer on the foundations of ethics in the modern age.

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Gardner (cognition and education, Harvard Graduate School of Education) is well-known for his work on multiple intelligences. Here, he traces changes in the Western classical virtues conceptions of truth, beauty, and goodness over the past 60 years, and describes new challenges in making sense of these virtues in an era of postmodernism and digital media. He gives suggestions for parents, teachers, and others who wish to educate for these virtues throughout the lifespan, both in and out of the classroom. According to the author, the book may be read "as a sustained argument against the hegemonies of biological determinism and economic determinism." Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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From one of the world's most influential public intellectuals, an elucidating primer on the foundations of ethics and virtue in the modern age.

About the Author

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-six honorary degrees, he is the author of twenty-five books, including Multiple Intelligences and Changing Minds. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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ISBN:
9780465021925
Author:
Gardner, Howard
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
14-UP

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