Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed by Howard Gardner
Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter

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Since the dawn of civilization, humans have struggled to describe the defining virtues of civilization—and, in the process, have confronted some of mankind’s most difficult and enduring questions. In Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, renowned scholar Howard Gardner traces the astonishing transformations in our conceptions of these three virtues in our lifetime—and describes the newfound challenges in making sense of them. How do we distinguish truth from “truthiness” in the Age of the Internet? How do we judge beauty when modern artists treat it like an outdated virtue? And how do we distinguish right from wrong in age of relativistic and politicized morality? In this incisive and masterful book, Gardner brilliantly highlights the current state of these virtues, argues for their continued importance in human society, and explains how we should be educating for them in the twenty-first century—both in and out of the classroom.

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Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and twenty-six honorary degrees, he is the author of twenty-five books, including Multiple Intelligences and Changing Minds. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published November 6, 2012 by Basic Books. 258 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Self Help, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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For each concept, Gardner supplies a simple, though certainly not dictionary-worthy, core definition, tracks how humanity has previously denoted and related to the concept and then discusses how each must evolve to reflect the changes in the 21st century.

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In this erudite work, Gardner explores the meaning and viability of the three classic virtues of truth, beauty, and goodness in the postmodern era of omnipresent digital media.

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