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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter

Howard Gardner



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Basic Books
06 November 2012
Ethics & moral philosophy; Philosophy & theory of education; Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL); Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem
From ancient times, philosophers, theologians, and artists have attempted to describe and categorize the defining virtues of civilization. In Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed , renowned education authority Howard Gardner explores the meaning of the title's three virtues in an age when vast technological advancement and relativistic attitudes toward human nature have deeply shaken our moral worldview. His incisive examination reveals that although these concepts are changing faster than ever before, they are- and will remain, with our stewardship- cornerstones of our society. Designed to appeal to a wide readership, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed is an approachable primer on the foundations of ethics in the modern age.
By:   Howard Gardner
Imprint:   Basic Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   First Trade Paper Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   392g
ISBN:   9780465031788
ISBN 10:   0465031781
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   06 November 2012
Recommended Age:   From 18 to 99 years
Audience:   Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-six honourary degrees, he is the author of twenty-five books, including Multiple Intelligences and Changing Minds. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews for Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter

Jerome Bruner, University Professor, New York University, and author of The Process of Education This is a profound deepening of Gardner's earlier work on the various forms of intelligence. He now sees our ways of understanding the world as operating in, as it were, symphonic relations to each other, yielding the rich diversity that characterizes human thought in different cultural settings. This new book has a stunning freshness about it, a real leap forward. Bravo! Nathan Glazer, Professor of Education and Sociology Emeritus, Harvard University Howard Gardner has written a wonderful book on the traditional virtues in a world where nothing traditional seems to stand firm. Drawing on an amazing range of contemporary science and knowledge, exhibiting his characteristic enthusiasm for human possibilities and creativity, he shows us how, both in formal education and beyond it, we can continue to expand our understanding of these central human goals: in a word, how to live in a world ever made different. Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System Howard Gardner has written a witty book about important ideas, and he invites us to join him on a delightful journey of reflection about what matters most. Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business and University Professor, the University of Southern California, andauthor of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership With this bravely imaginative book, fearlessly striking out in regularly contested terrain, Gardner has definitely established himself, along with his pantheon of mentors, Erikson, Bruner and Piaget, as one of the top social scientists of his age. Starting with his ground-breaking Frames of Mind, his genius has been marinating and now fully manifest in this marvelous book. Antonio Damasio, author of Self Comes to Mind and Looking for Spinoza There is cause for rejoicing. Howard Gardner, a leading expert in education and a keen observer o

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