ERIC Number: EJ1061488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Does Philosophy Still Deserve a Special Role in Catholic Higher Education?
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v34 n1 p43-58 Win 2015
This paper (1) explores the reasons why philosophy was accorded a special role in Catholic higher education in the United States in the decades prior to Vatican II; (2) explains why many of those reasons are now widely seen as attenuated or obsolete; (3) briefly discusses recent changes to the environment of Catholic higher education that have led many to question whether philosophy should still be seen as a high-priority discipline; and (4) makes a case that it should. The author argues that, for all the tectonic shifts that have occurred in higher education in recent decades, philosophy continues to make a special and indeed indispensable contribution to a number of mission-related goals of Catholic universities.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Philosophy, Relevance (Education), Etiology, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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