By Kenneth Garcia (auth.)

Show description

Read Online or Download Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University PDF

Similar educational philosophy books

Engaging Young People in Civic Life

The parable of generations of disengaged formative years has been shattered by means of raises in early life turnout within the 2004, 2006, and 2008 primaries. younger americans are conscious of powerful outreach efforts, and this assortment addresses the best way to top supply possibilities for reinforcing civic studying and forming lasting civic identities.

Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity (Law, Meaning, and Violence)

Facts convey that black men are disproportionately getting into hassle and being suspended from the nation's university platforms. in response to 3 years of player remark examine at an undemanding university, undesirable Boys bargains a richly textured account of day-by-day interactions among academics and scholars to appreciate this major problem.

Contemporary Capacity-Building in Educational Contexts

Schooling is usually purported to aid freshmen to enhance new capacities and with a purpose to practice them in paintings and existence - but we nonetheless recognize little or no approximately tips to construct necessary capacities. This ebook investigates 9 learn tasks, exploring why specific capacities are winning in a few events yet no longer in others.

Internationalization of Education Policy: A New Constellation of Statehood in Education?

This e-book investigates and discusses the phenomenon of internationalization of schooling coverage and its results for nationwide policymaking tactics. through evaluating academic results and actors' reactions in numerous international locations, it offers special insights right into a hugely contested coverage box.

Additional info for Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University

Sample text

The Goal of Education and the Circle of the Sciences The German idealists share a number of philosophical presuppositions. Among the most important of these is the concept of Bildung. Like the ancient Greek word paideia, Bildung refers to the education or formation of “the whole person” in his or her intellectual, moral, and social unity. 5 Fostering autonomous, self-developing individuals is central to forming character, and so Bildung takes on the character of self-development as opposed to the inculcation of a paideia imparted by others, no matter how wise.

As the sun is to our perception of sensible things, so God, the uncreated light, is the cause of all certain knowledge in the sciences. ”16 Reason is never unaided in its quest for Truth. ”17 This is true even though we are fallen. The image of God in human minds can never be completely erased. There is always some awareness of God in our consciousness, even if at a subconscious level. There always remains a trace of love for the Truth, a desire for God. 19 Full knowledge, according to Augustine, cannot be had through rational thinking alone.

The subject matter they study is part of a continuum, connected to the whole of material and divine reality. These scholars therefore must be equally free to explore the relationship of the restricted dimension of reality that is the object of their academic discipline to ever-wider and deeper 32 Academic Freedom dimensions of reality, and to pursue their inquiries to their ultimate end. That means asking and exploring the larger questions about the relation of a particular realm of reality to the whole, and to its divine ground.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 27 votes