The Resource Rediscovering values : coming to terms with Postmodernism, Hugh Mercer Curtler

Rediscovering values : coming to terms with Postmodernism, Hugh Mercer Curtler

Label
Rediscovering values : coming to terms with Postmodernism
Title
Rediscovering values
Title remainder
coming to terms with Postmodernism
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Mercer Curtler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is not a defense of "family values," but a plea to reorient our thinking, turn our attention away from ourselves, and wake up to the world and others that surround and sustain us, and at times threaten us as well. Curtler argues that the objective ground of values is to be found in the way they command our approval, regardless of cultural and personal tastes. Values, as they are conceived here, exist in the common world, and emerge and are experienced in varying social contexts. In the end, it is these values that provide a common ground between postmodern thinkers and their critics and ought properly to be the focus of educational theory
  • This book doesn't simply take others to task; it does present a new and interesting theory of valuation, and it speaks in a direct and non-technical way to the reader who is alarmed by the decline of values in all aspects of modern life. It offers not only a strong frontal attack on the defenders of relativity at any cost, but also a well-argued case for the objectivity of values in ethics, literature, and art
Dewey number
801/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.P67
LC item number
C88 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rediscovering values : coming to terms with Postmodernism, Hugh Mercer Curtler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-173) and index
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Contents
Ch. 1. Inverted Consciousness and the Eclipse of Values -- Ch. 2. The Postmodern Challenge -- Ch. 3. The Rejection of Values -- Ch. 4. What Are Values? -- Ch. 5. Values in the Arts -- Ch. 6. Greatness in Literature -- Ch. 7. Values and the Great Conversation -- Postscript. In Defense of Values
Control code
000013125536
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 179 p.
Isbn
9780765600592
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97009281
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.b18179368
System control number
  • 33217007102636
  • (OCoLC)36548932

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