Daniel R. DeNicola

Country :États-Unis
Language :anglais
Gender :masculin
Note :
Professeur de philosophie, Gettysburg College, États-Unis (en 2012)
Variant of the name :Daniel R. De Nicola
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0004 0169 3128


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  • Learning to flourish

    a philosophical exploration of liberal education

    Material description : x, 270 p.
    Note : Note : Includes bibliographical references and indexes
    Abstract : "What is a liberal arts education? How does it differ from other forms of learning? What are we to make of the debates that surround it? What are its place, its value, and its prospects in the contemporary world? These are questions that trouble students and their parents, educators, critics, and policy-makers, and philosophers of education--among others. This work offers a philosophical exploration of liberal learning: a still-evolving tradition of theory and practice that has dominated and sustained intellectual life and learning in much of the globe for two millennia. This study will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand liberal arts education, as well as to educators and philosophers of education. The author weighs the views of both advocates and critics of the liberal arts, and interprets liberal education as a vital tradition aimed supremely at understanding and living a flourishing life. He elaborates the tradition as expressed in five competing but complementary paradigms that transcend theories of curriculum and pedagogy and are manifested in particular social contexts. He examines the transformative power of liberal education and its relation to such values as freedom, autonomy, and democracy, reflecting on the importance of intrinsic value and moral understanding. Finally, he considers age-old obstacles and current threats to liberal education, ultimately asserting its value for and urgent need in a global, pluralistic, technologically advanced society"--The publisher
    Edition : New York : Continuum , cop. 2012

  • Understanding ignorance

    the surprising impact of what we don't know

    Material description : 1 vol. (xii-250 p.)
    Note : Note : Bibliogr. p. [233]-244. Notes bibliogr. p. [209]-231. Index
    Abstract : Ignorance is trending. Politicians boast, "I'm not a scientist." Angry citizens object to a proposed state motto because it is in Latin, and "This is America, not Mexico or Latin America." Lack of experience, not expertise, becomes a credential. Fake news and repeated falsehoods are accepted and shape firm belief. Ignorance about American government and history is so alarming that the ideal of an informed citizenry now seems quaint. Conspiracy theories and false knowledge thrive. This may be the Information Age, but we do not seem to be well informed. In this book, philosopher Daniel DeNicola explores ignorance--its abundance, its endurance, and its consequences
    Edition : Cambridge (Mass.) : the MIT press


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