Modes of Learning : Whitehead's Metaphysics and the Stages of Education

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  • Copyright: 6/1/2012
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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A highly accessible reading of Whitehead's writings on education and their connection to his metaphysics.

Author Biography

George Allan is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Dickinson College. He is the author of many books, including The Importances of the Past: A Meditation on the Authority of Tradition; The Realizations of the Future: An Inquiry into the Authority of Praxis; The Patterns of the Present: Interpreting the Authority of Form; and Higher Education in the Making: Pragmatism, Whitehead, and the Canon, all also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Rhythm of Learningp. 9
Brave New Worldsp. 9
Masterpiecesp. 17
The Art of Lifep. 24
Learning Helicallyp. 35
Closed Systemsp. 37
The Enchanter's Wandp. 43
Spiral Weavingp. 53
Learning to Be Freep. 59
Experiencep. 60
Perceptionp. 66
Analysisp. 73
Freedomp. 79
Learning to Reasonp. 91
Precisely Ulyssesp. 92
Platonic Romancep. 97
Scheming Greeksp. 105
Solomon's Dreamp. 112
Learning to Create the Futurep. 119
Two Ultimate Notionsp. 119
Assemblagep. 122
Systematizationp. 129
Further Assemblagep. 136
Rationalizationp. 147
Philosophy and Poetryp. 153
The Task of Educationp. 158
Learning to Be Goodp. 161
Wanting to Be Goodp. 162
Becoming Goodp. 166
Being Goodp. 180
Recollectingp. 189
Romancep. 190
Precisionp. 195
Generalizationp. 202
Metaphysicsp. 210
Conclusionp. 217
Works Citedp. 219
Indexp. 223
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