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Talks on Education

Edward H. Levi served the University of Chicago for most of his professional life, as a professor, dean of the law school, provost, and eventually president. Gathered here are fourteen talks he delivered between 1963 and 1969 that include such topics as the role of the university; the purposes of undergraduate and liberal education, professional training, and graduate research; the relations between the university and its surroundings; and the causes of student unrest. Throughout these talks, the reader will find expressions of Levi’s essential belief that “the university must stand for reason and for persuasion by reasoning.”

194 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 1970, 2007

Chicago and Illinois

Education: Higher Education

Table of Contents

1.   The University and the Modern Condition
2.   The Responsibilities of the Educated
3.   The Choices for a University
4.   The University and the Community
5.   The University, the Professions, and the Law
6.   General, Liberal, and Specialized Education
7.   The Role of a Liberal Arts College within a University
8.   The Seminary and the University
9.   The Law School within the University
10. The Shape, Process, and Purpose of the University of Chicago
11. Unrest and the Universities
12. Values in Society: Universities and the Law
13. The Purposes of a University
14. The Strategy of Truth

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