Culture demanded by modern life by Edward Livingston YoumansCulture demanded by modern life by Edward Livingston Youmans

Culture demanded by modern life

byEdward Livingston Youmans

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ON EARLY MENTAL TRAINING AND THE STUDIES BEST FITTED FOR IT. F. A. P. BARNARD, LL.D., PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE. READ BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION FOR 1866. EARLY MENTAL TRAINING, AND THE STUDIES FITTEST FOR IT. Whenever it happens that any subject interesting to man becomes matter of protracted controversy, the zeal if opposing parties often carries them so far, as to make both of them equally intolerant of one who is not wholly with themselves, though at the same time he may be by no means with their adversaries. The task, therefore, of one who undertakes to show--what is usually true--that to a certain extent both parties are in the right, while neither is wholly so, is by no means an easy one. He is very likely to incur the disapproval of both, while he is not sure to conciliate the favor of either. This consideration embarrasses me in the attempt I am about to make, to exhibit certain views connected with our system of higher education, founded upon convictions which have long been gradually growing upon me, but which I apprehend are not likely to be in full accordance with those of any considerable number of the experienced educators whom I have the pleasure of addressing. In the discussions which have taken place in our time with respect to the merits of our system of collegiate education, the field has been occupied almost exclusively by two parties holding opinions widely discordant j so much so, indeed, as hardly to admit of any description of compromise. One of these parties, which may properly be styled the conservative, has made classical learning its watchword, and has steadily resisted the encroachments upon our time-honored course of modern science in al1 its branches. It has regarded every slight recognition which has been made of the v...
Title:Culture demanded by modern lifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217197787

ISBN - 13:9780217197786