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.
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