ERIC Number: ED130968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Institutes on Ancient and Modern Studies.
Heidelberg Coll., Tiffin, OH.
Readings and ten weeks of discussions at institutes about current societal malaise, problems of growth, implications of growth for freedom and justice, and the "good" society are summarized. College, university, and secondary-school participants represented the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Focusing on current problems, institute participants examined contemporary issues from a classical standpoint. A central aim of the institutes was to enable participants to recognize the multiplicity of facets of a major issue and their interrelatedness. Also, participants were to become aware of the range of concepts that emerge in dialogue among individuals from diverse fields and that develop in the examination of a contemporary theme on classical premises. The classical premises include the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things, organic growth, equilibrium, man the measure, and the concept of the "good" community. Separate chapters discuss The Greek Perspective, The National Well-Being: Problems and Perspectives, Growth, Freedom, Justice, and Implications. A reading list of 69 books, papers, and articles is included. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Heidelberg Coll., Tiffin, OH.