Commitment to Higher Education: Seven West European Thinkers on the Essence of the University

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John Wyatt
Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Education - 133 pages
John Wyatt traces a European tradition in the philosophy of higher education, and argues that it is being unjustly neglected. Newman's The Idea of the University sets the agenda for the six other European intellectuals discussed here whose key texts in higher education were first written or presented as addresses between 1930 and 1947 in times of European crisis and war. Jose Ortega y Gasset, Karl Jaspers, Max Horkheimer, F.R. Leavis, Paul Tillich and Miguel de Unamuno were each actively engaged in the academic profession, ranging across sociology, politics, economics, history, literature, metaphysics and theology. They were all writing and studying in the kind of institutions they aimed to justify or to criticize.

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