The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 - Global Studies in Education 17 (Paperback)Michael A. Peters (editor)
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The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 is a unique compilation of selected works of the major thinkers who have contributed to the discourse on the idea of the university in the German, English, American and French traditions, dating from the establishment of the University of Berlin in 1810. Readings include excerpts from Kant and Humboldt in the German tradition of Bildung through to Jaspers, Habermas and Gadamer; Newman, Arnold, Leavis and others in the British tradition; Kerr, Bok and Noble, among others, in the American tradition; and Bourdieu, Lyotard and Derrida in the French tradition. Each reading is prefaced with a brief editor's explanatory note. The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive account of the university, and is matched by a second volume of original essays on contemporary perspectives.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 694
Weight: 990 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition
Michael A. Peters and Ronald Barnett have done the academic community a great service by collecting, in two handsome and well-structured volumes, a number of the most important contributions in thinking about the university, as well as providing illuminating and instructive directives for understanding the current relevance of the essays. These books should be required reading for anyone who cares about higher education in the present and the future. -Sharon Rider, Professor of Philosophy, Uppsala University
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