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ERIC Number: EJ852970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
The Idea of the University in Newman, Oakeshott, and Strauss
Fuller, Timothy
Academic Questions, v17 n1 p37-53 Dec 2003
John Henry Newman, Leo Strauss, and Michael Oakeshott do not share an identical "idea of the university." Strauss and Oakeshott do not, for instance, ascribe to religion the elevated role that Newman had judged crucial for it in education. But, as Timothy Fuller shows in this essay, all three resisted the portents of what afflicts academe today. For them, liberal learning means emancipation from the here and now--a quest for the eternal and the permanent. Fuller believes that one must attend to the essential experience at the heart of liberal education, for it is the essential experience that is the essential content. One must try to be clear as to the experience and the way to it, and this means one must resist diversion into merely practical, vocational defenses that obscure the experience itself. (Contains 25 notes.)
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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