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Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899–1977)

Autor(a) de Britannica Great Books of the Western World (54 Volumes)

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About the Author

Robert Hutchins wrote widely about education and is best known for his support of liberal education, which he believed "prepares the young for anything that may happen; it has value under any circumstances. . . . It gets them ready for a lifetime of learning. It connects man with man. It introduces mostrar mais all men to the dialogue about the common good of their own country and of the world community. It frees their mind of prejudice. It lays the basis of practical wisdom." He believed that the increasing complexities of civilization did not justify any modification in this approach. "The more technological the society," he says in The Learning Society (1968), "the less ad hoc education can be. The reason is that the more technological the society is, the more rapidly it will change and the less valuable ad hoc education will become. It now seems safe to say that the best practical education is the best theoretical one." After serving as dean of Yale Law School in 1929, Hutchins became (at age 29) president and in 1949 chancellor of the University of Chicago, remaining there until 1951. During this period, he and Mortimer Adler introduced the Great Books program into the Chicago curriculum. They believed that the best education is achieved through reading and understanding the great minds of the past. Later he became associate director of the Ford Foundation and president of the Fund for the Republic. In the latter post, Hutchins faced the oppressive climate for free expression brought about by McCarthyism, but he saw to it that the fund's projects included studies of the federal loyalty-security program, of political blacklisting in the entertainment industries, and of the nature of communism in the United States. He retired as the chief executive officer of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara, California, a "community of scholars" under the aegis of the Ford Foundation. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Robert Maynard Hutchins

Britannica Great Books: Aristotle I (1952) — Editor — 329 exemplares
Gateway to the Great Books (1962) 205 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today (1961) 59 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1966 (1961) 37 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1970 (1970) 34 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Aristotle I and II (1952) — Editor — 34 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1967 (1967) 32 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1968 (1968) 32 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1969 (1969) 31 exemplares
The Learning Society (1968) 31 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1963 (1963) — Editor — 31 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1972 (1972) 29 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1962 (1962) 28 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1965 (1965) 27 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1971 (1971) 27 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1964 (1964) 25 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1973 (1973) 24 exemplares
Education for Freedom (1943) 24 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1961 (1961) 21 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1976 (1976) 20 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1974 (1974) 19 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1975 (1975) 19 exemplares
The university of Utopia (1964) 19 exemplares
No friendly voice (1936) 15 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1984 (1984) 14 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1979 (1979) 14 exemplares
The Great Ideas Today 1983 (1983) 10 exemplares
Zuckerkandl! 4 exemplares
Marx (vol. 50) (1988) 4 exemplares
Plato (vol. 7) (2015) 4 exemplares
The power of reason (1963) 3 exemplares
Milton (vol. 32) (1988) 2 exemplares
Rabelais (vol. 24) (1988) 2 exemplares
Montaigne (vol. 25) (1988) 2 exemplares
William James 1 exemplar
Tacitus (vol.15) 1 exemplar
Chaucer (vol. 22) 1 exemplar
Kant (vol. 42) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Don Quixote (1605) — Editor, algumas edições30,252 exemplares
War and Peace (1868) — Editor, algumas edições28,442 exemplares
Compendio da obra da riqueza das nações (1776) — Editor, algumas edições6,047 exemplares
The Iliad / The Odyssey (0008) — Editor, algumas edições5,712 exemplares
Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532) — Editor, algumas edições5,012 exemplares
The Six Enneads (1952) — Editor, algumas edições697 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler (1952) — Editor, algumas edições401 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Hippocrates and Galen (1952) — Editor, algumas edições367 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Locke, Berkeley, Hume (1689) — Editor, algumas edições357 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Aquinas II (1952) — Editor, algumas edições352 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Herodotus and Thucydides (1952) — Editor, algumas edições349 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Pascal (1670) — Editor, algumas edições345 exemplares
Great Books of the Western World Vol 23 Machiavelli, Hobbes (1532) — Editor, algumas edições324 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey (1600) — Editor, algumas edições324 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Descartes and Spinoza (1637) — Editor — 318 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Newton and Huygens (1687) — Editor, algumas edições298 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Shakespeare I (1609) — Editor, algumas edições273 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Shakespeare II (1609) — Editor, algumas edições262 exemplares
Britannica Great Books: Swift and Sterne (1726) — Editor, algumas edições261 exemplares

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There are some good essays in this volume, mixed in with some painfully dull, pointless reads that I'd recommend skimming. If you want a great way to be introduced to a lot of different classic authors, this is a good book to pick up.
 
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JBarringer | 1 outra crítica | Dec 15, 2023 |
12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the Synopticon); I also have at home Gateway to the Great Books volumes 2-5 (missing 1 and 6-10, see following paragraph). I have only the years 1979, 1981, and 1982 of The Great Ideas Today published each year 1961-1998. [I also have volumes 1-3 of Great Books of the Western World in the BCSA office, although I have them at home at the moment to read on my next sabbatical (Lord willing) as they seem a little nicer set (for reading).]

(Wikipedia) Gateway to the Great Books is a 10-volume series of books originally published by Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. in 1963 and edited by Mortimer Adler and Robert Maynard Hutchins. The set was designed as an introduction to the Great Books of the Western World, published by the same organization and editors in 1952. The set included selections – short stories, plays, essays, letters, and extracts from longer works – by more than one hundred authors. The selections were generally shorter and in some ways simpler than the full-length books included in the Great Books.
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keithhamblen | 3 outras críticas | Dec 22, 2020 |
An anthology, and really a series of journalistic reports. Not greatly insightful. Biological Sciences and Medicine, The Year's Developments In. Leonard Engel & Kenneth Brodney 180-
225.
Literature, The Year's Developments In. Saul Bellow 134-179.
Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, The Year's Developments In. John Herman Randall, Jr. 226-277.
Social Sciences, Law, and History, The Year's Developments In. Reuel Denney 358-392.
An Essay On Time: The Tempo of History (An Analysis). Milton Mayer.83-131.
Death In Venice. Thomas Mann.395-441.
Essay On Population. Robert Malthus.463-554.
Existentialism. Jean-Paul Sartre.443-462.
Has Man's Conquest of Space Increased Or Diminished His Stature? A Symposium (Herbert J. Muller,
Aldous Huxley, Hannah Arendt, Paul Tillich, Harrison Brown).1-82.
Physical Sciences, Technology, and Astronomy, The Year's Developments In.Edward U. Condon 278-357.
Space In Great Books of the Western World. Editors.74-82.
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DinadansFriend | Nov 9, 2020 |

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