Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Psychology - 144 pages
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"Gardner's is not a 'how-to-do-it' book for the conduct of modern society. It is something rarer these days and more basic: a 'why-to-do-it' book. Its impact on many readers is bound to be challenging and stimulating and even inspirational."--Clark Kerr, Science
 

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Contents

GROWTH DECAY AND RENEWAL
1
SELFRENEWAL
8
VERSATILITY
21
INNOVATION
27
OBSTACLES TO RENEWAL
43
TYRANNY WITHOUT A TYRANT
54
CONDITIONS OF RENEWAL
67
ORGANIZING FOR RENEWAL
75
INDIVIDUALITY AND ITS LIMITS
86
COMMITMENT AND MEANING
96
ATTITUDES TOWARD THE FUTURE
105
MORAL DECAY AND RENEWAL
115
Notes
129
Index
139
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A noted social commentator, John W. Gardner was a former cabinet secretary and the founder of Common Cause.

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