Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed

Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have struggled to describe the defining virtues of civilization—and, in the process, have confronted some of mankind's most difficult and enduring questions. In Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, renowned scholar Howard Gardner traces the astonishing transformations in our conceptions of these three virtues in our lifetime—and describes the newfound challenges in making sense of them. How do we distinguish truth from “truthiness” in the Age of the Internet? How do we judge beauty when modern artists treat it like an outdated virtue? And how do we distinguish right from wrong in age of relativistic and politicized morality? In this incisive and masterful book, Gardner brilliantly highlights the current state of these virtues, argues for their continued importance in human society, and explains how we should be educating for them in the twenty-first century—both in and out of the classroom.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects

On Sale: November 6th 2012

Price: $11.99

Page Count: 256

ISBN-13: 9780465045990

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