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The higher learning in America

Thorstein Veblen

The higher learning in America

a memorandum on the conduct of universities by business men

by Thorstein Veblen

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Published by Academic Reprints in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Higher -- United States,
  • Universities and colleges -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Thorstein Veblen ; introduction by David Riesman.
    SeriesAmerican culture and economics series -- no. 3, Library of American civilization -- LAC 11564.
    ContributionsRiesman, David, 1867-1940.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationxx, 286 p.
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13555254M
    LC Control Number87796693
    OCLC/WorldCa17647367

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    Book Description. One test of a classic work of social criticism is to see if the critique's central logic and arguments remain generally applicable beyond the critic's own time. One work that has lost little of its polemical power or social relevance is .   Probably the best-known fact about The Higher Learning in America by Thorstein Veblen () is that the author’s original subtitle for it was “A Study in Total Depravity.” By the time the book finally appeared in print in , the wording had been changed to “A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men,” which gives the reader a .

    Higher Learning is a American drama film written and directed by John Singleton and starring an ensemble film follows the changing lives of three incoming freshmen at the fictional Columbus University: Malik Williams (), a black track star who struggles with academics; Kristen Connor (Kristy Swanson), a shy and naive girl; and Remy (Michael Rapaport), a lonely Music by: Stanley Clarke. Veblen on Higher Learning 1 The Higher Learning In America: A Memorandum On the Conduct of Universities By Business Men by Thorstein Veblen Preface It is something more than a dozen years since the following observations on American academic life were first assembled in written form. In the meantime.


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An extensive introduction discusses the book’s composition and publishing history, Veblen’s debts to earlier critics of the American university, and the place of The Higher Learning in America in current debates about the American university.

President Hutchins' book, The Higher Learning in America, seems to me to be a work of great significance.I thought it such because, in addition to vigorous exposition of the present confused state of education in this country, it raised, as I supposed, a basic issue -- one not often explicitly brought forward and one which is so basic in the philosophy of education that it needs to be.

Hutchins’s views on education and public issues appeared in No Friendly Voice (), The Higher Learning in America (), Education for Freedom (), and others. Later books include The University of Utopia (), Some Observations on American Education (), and The Learning Society ().

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