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The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson


The book is a collection of essays about ethical issues arising in selective higher education. The chapters, all by distinguished scholars, including one eminent university president, address the following issues: what are the proper aims of the university and what role do the liberal arts play in fulfilling those aims?: what is the justification of the humanities; how should we conceive of critical reflection, and how should we teach it to our students?; how should professors approach their intellectual relationship with their students?; how should academics approach the problems raised by so ... More

Keywords: aims of the university, justification, humanities, social epistemology, academic friendship, modelling justice, autonomy, intellectual humility, equal opportunity, racial inequality

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226259345
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Brighouse, editor

Michael McPherson, editor

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