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The Resource Bonfire of the humanities : rescuing the classics in an impoverished age, Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, Bruce S. Thornton

Bonfire of the humanities : rescuing the classics in an impoverished age, Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, Bruce S. Thornton

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Bonfire of the humanities : rescuing the classics in an impoverished age
Title
Bonfire of the humanities
Title remainder
rescuing the classics in an impoverished age
Statement of responsibility
Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, Bruce S. Thornton
Title variation
Rescuing the classics in an impoverished age
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age, Hanson, Heath, and Thornton begin by unsparingly documenting the degeneration of classics. They also reveal the root causes of this decline. They point to academics themselves - their careerist ambitions, incessant self-promotion, and overspecialized, inaccessible work, among other things - as the source of the crisis, and call for a return to "academic populism," a method charaterized by approachable writing, selfless commitment to students and teaching, and respect for the legacy of freedom and democracy that the ancients bequeathed to the West. The authors lay out detailed proposals to arrest the decline in humane learning. These proposals, and especially their call for professors to embrace academic populism, merit a fair and widespread hearing. Bonfire of the Humanities should be read by anyone interested in a sophisticated yet accessible analysis of the root problems afflicting academia and the necessary measures to effect recovery."--BOOK JACKET
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Hanson, Victor Davis
Dewey number
370.11/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1011
LC item number
.H257 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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  • Heath, John
  • Thornton, Bruce S
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  • Education, Humanistic
  • Classical education
  • Classical education
  • Humanities
  • Classical philology
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Klassieke talen
  • Vakbeoefening
  • Wetenschappelijk onderwijs
  • 7.150
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Bonfire of the humanities : rescuing the classics in an impoverished age, Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, Bruce S. Thornton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Academic populism and the assault on the classics -- Part I: What we should not be and not do. Cultivating sophistry / Bruce S. Thornton -- Socrates redux: classics in the multicultural university? / John Heath -- Part II: Very bad theory. More quarreling in the muses' birdcage / John Heath -- Too much ego in your cosmos / Victor Davis Hanson -- The enemy is us: the "betrayal of the postmodern clerks" / Bruce S. Thornton -- Part III: Elitists, careerists, and assorted opportunists. Self-promotion and the "crisis" in classics / John Heath -- Who killed Homer?: the prequel / Victor Davis Hanson & John Heath -- The twilight of the professors / Bruce S. Thornton -- Not the unabomber / John Heath
Control code
47218248
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 373 pages
Isbn
9781882926541
Lccn
00106783
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
961587
Label
Bonfire of the humanities : rescuing the classics in an impoverished age, Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, Bruce S. Thornton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Academic populism and the assault on the classics -- Part I: What we should not be and not do. Cultivating sophistry / Bruce S. Thornton -- Socrates redux: classics in the multicultural university? / John Heath -- Part II: Very bad theory. More quarreling in the muses' birdcage / John Heath -- Too much ego in your cosmos / Victor Davis Hanson -- The enemy is us: the "betrayal of the postmodern clerks" / Bruce S. Thornton -- Part III: Elitists, careerists, and assorted opportunists. Self-promotion and the "crisis" in classics / John Heath -- Who killed Homer?: the prequel / Victor Davis Hanson & John Heath -- The twilight of the professors / Bruce S. Thornton -- Not the unabomber / John Heath
Control code
47218248
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 373 pages
Isbn
9781882926541
Lccn
00106783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
961587

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