ERIC Number: ED335245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Humanities and the Art of Public Discussion. Volume 2.
Federation of State Humanities Councils, Washington, DC.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
The marriage of the humanities to public discussion of major current issues is an invitation to understand how various points of view are embedded in one's history, values, visions of the future, and an understanding of what is right, wrong, and necessary. The essays in this volume examine three issues: abortion, economic competition, and racial equality. Each topical essay is followed by a commentary. The essays include: "The Abortion Controversy: A Historical View" (Linda Gordon); Commentary (Judith Winzeler); "Economic Pessimism and Material Prosperity" (Michael Bernstein); Commentary (Ronald Means); and "Equality for Black Americans" (Eric Anderson); Commentary (Francine C. Cary). A directory of the State Humanities Councils is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federation of State Humanities Councils, Washington, DC.; Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.
Note: For the first volume, see ED 317 442.