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With humor, lucidity, and unflinching rigor, the acclaimed authors of Who Killed Homer? and Plagues of the Mind unsparingly document the degeneration of a central if beleagured discipline — classics — and reveal the root causes of its decline. Hanson, Heath, and Thornton point to academics themselves — their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized scholarship, among other things — as the progenitors of the crisis. They call for a return to "academic populism, " an approach characterized by accessible, unspecialized writing, selfless commitment to students and teaching, and respect for the legacy of freedom and democracy that the ancients bequeathed to the West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781882926541
Author:
Hanson, Victor Davis
Author:
Heath, John
Author:
Thornton, Bruce S.
Publisher:
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Location:
Wilmington, DE
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Humanities
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Learning and scholarship
Subject:
Education, humanistic
Subject:
Classical education
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Series Volume:
FS-047-01
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
373
Dimensions:
9.28x6.46x1.35 in. 1.71 lbs.

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