Education at the Crossroads

September 10, 1960|
Education at the Crossroads by Jacques Maritain
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"A document of first-rate importance. . . . Sheer informed common sense. . . . This volume should be compulsory reading for all, whatever their religious beliefs or disbeliefs, who want light on the nature and place of education in our democratic society."—The Yale Review 

One of the most eminent Catholic philosophers of our time explores the American system of education. Jacques Maritain believes that education must be based on the Christian idea of the individual being “more a whole than a part, and more independent than servile.”  In his view education is concerned with “making a man”—a person with “deep-rooted independence with regard to common opinion.”  This book is devoted to discovering how that can come about. 
T. S. Eliot once called Jacques Maritain "the most conspicuous figure and probably the most powerful force in contemporary philosophy." His wife and devoted intellectual companion, Raissa Maritain, was of Jewish descent but joined the Catholic church with him in 1906. Maritain studied under Henri Bergson but was dissatisfied with his t...
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Title:Education at the Crossroads
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:130 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:130 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:September 10, 1960
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300001631

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