The Calling of Education
"The Academic Ethic" and Other Essays on Higher Education
Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them.
Edward Shils (1910-1995) was distinguished service professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the department of sociology at the University of Chicago. Among his many books published by the University of Chicago Press are Portraits: A Gallery of Intellectuals and the three-volume Selected Papers of Edward Shils.
Introduction by Steven Grosby
The Academic Ethic
The Criteria of Academic Appointment
Do We Still Need Academic Freedom?
The Eighth Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities: "Render unto Caesar..." -Government, Society, and the Universities in Their Reciprocal Rights and Duties
The Idea of the University: Obstacles and Opportunities in Contemporary Societies
The Modern University and Liberal Democracy