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The Resource The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students, Allan Bloom

The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students, Allan Bloom

Label
The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students
Title
The closing of the American mind
Title remainder
how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students
Statement of responsibility
Allan Bloom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the author (a distinguished political philosopher) argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis marked by obvious declines in appreciation of humanities, a drop in the qualitative output of our university systems, and a disquieting disconnect between today's students and the spiritual and cultural traditions of their heritage
Cataloging source
DLC
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1930-1992
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Bloom, Allan
Dewey number
378/.012/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.3
LC item number
.B584 1987
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Higher
  • Ensino Superior
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Civilisation
  • United States
  • États-Unis
Label
The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students, Allan Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Foreword / Saul Bellow -- Students. The clean slate -- Books -- Music -- Relationships -- Nihilism, American style. The German connection -- Two revolutions and two states of nature -- The self -- Creativity -- Culture -- Values -- The Nietzcheanization of the left or vice versa -- Our ignorance -- The university. From Socrates Apology to Heidegger's Rektoratsrede -- The Sixties -- The student and the university
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780671479909
Lccn
86024768
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm14239839
Label
The closing of the American mind : how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students, Allan Bloom
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Foreword / Saul Bellow -- Students. The clean slate -- Books -- Music -- Relationships -- Nihilism, American style. The German connection -- Two revolutions and two states of nature -- The self -- Creativity -- Culture -- Values -- The Nietzcheanization of the left or vice versa -- Our ignorance -- The university. From Socrates Apology to Heidegger's Rektoratsrede -- The Sixties -- The student and the university
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780671479909
Lccn
86024768
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm14239839

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