Introduction and Syntopical Guide (Gateway to the Great Books, #1)

Introduction and Syntopical Guide Gateway to the Great Books ContentsA Letter to the ReaderINTRODUCTIONI The Ways and Whys of ReadingII The Imagination of ManIII Man and SocietyIV Science and MathematicsV PhilosophyVI The Endless JourneySYNTOPICAL GUIDEAPPENDIC

  • Title: Introduction and Syntopical Guide (Gateway to the Great Books, #1)
  • Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins Mortimer J. Adler Clifton Fadiman
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ContentsA Letter to the ReaderINTRODUCTIONI The Ways and Whys of ReadingII The Imagination of ManIII Man and SocietyIV Science and MathematicsV PhilosophyVI The Endless JourneySYNTOPICAL GUIDEAPPENDICESI A Plan of Graded ReadingII Recommended NovelsIII Recommended Anthologies of Poetry

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    1. Robert Maynard Hutchins Mortimer J. Adler Clifton Fadiman says:

      An educational philosopher, he was dean of Yale Law School 1927 1929 , and president 1929 1945 and chancellor 1945 1951 of the University of Chicago.While he was president of the University of Chicago, Hutchins implemented wide ranging and controversial reforms of the University, including the elimination of varsity football The most far reaching reforms involved the undergraduate College of the University of Chicago, which was retooled into a novel pedagogical system built on Great Books, Socratic dialogue, comprehensive examinations and early entrance to college Although the substance of this Hutchins Plan was abandoned by the University shortly after Hutchins resigned in 1951, an adapted version of the program survives at Shimer College in Chicago.Editor In Chief of Great Books of the Western World and Gateway to the Great Books Coeditor of The Great Ideas Today, Chairman of the Board of Editors of Encyclop dia Britannica 1943 1974.He was the husband of novelist Maude Hutchins.

    2. The Gateway Introduction makes a case for embracing general knowledge (vs. technical or techne knowledge) by revealing an “ever changing / progressing” labor landscape.Part of a set published in 1963, the first argument becomes interesting on two points:a. With the specific citing of examples of technical / vocational “learning,” (“training” is, perhaps, a better term), the argument then fails, (given our current economy).b. An irony emerges highlighting that the study of “liberal [...]

    3. Like its sister volume in the Great Books of the Western World series, this introduction to the Gateway to the Great Books set offers a great amount of helpful commentary for the reading of great books. This entire set is a necessary supplement to the 60-volume Great Books of the Western World set.

    4. For someone like myself who fell in love with reading to escape the harsh realities of life, the Gateway series makes it possible for modern readers to find an entry point to the elemental thinkers of Western civilisation.

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