Philosophy of Education 1:2
Sku: 19200A0E050
Archival Number: CD/mp3 192
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English
Decade: 1950


CD/mp3 192, second half of first Cincinnati lecture on philosophy of education. Corresponds to CWL 10: 14-25. Sponsored by Rev. Edouard Del Guidice. Lonergan considers three new factors in contemporary education: the masses, the new learning, and specialization. The masses: can higher civilization be extended to the masses without debasing its standards? The new learning: there have been revolutions in the very conception of mathematics and of science, the emergence and development of modern languages and literatures, the discoveries of paleontology and archeology, the discovery of ancient texts and their deciphering, the advance of human sciences such as depth psychology and genetic psychology, a revolution in economic thinking, the emergence of a new type of historical thinking illustrated by Toynbee and Voegelin. Specialization: students are often left to put together what professors cannot put together. In this context, none of the three senses of 'philosophy' spoken of in the first lecture will do. In particular, the medieval symbiosis of philosophy and theology does not provide proximate criteria for the examination of the new learning. Moreover, medieval philosophy is not 'philosophy of.'

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