Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Teaching and Student Experience ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on novel approaches open to teachers of philosophy in particular, but more generally also to other university teachers, in the face of what Allan Bloom saw as the waning of a literary culture. It is argued that, although some of Bloom's suggestions regarding the successful engagement of students' interest-against overwhelming odds-are didactically valuable, he neglects precisely those avenues from which. It looks at the critical educational theory of Herbert Marcuse, and examines his notion of the dis-alienating power of the aesthetic imagination. In his view, aesthetic education can become the foundation of a re-humanizing critical theory. I question the epistemological underpinnings of Marcuse's educational philosophy and.
Bloom and Doom: ‘The Closing of the American Mind’
Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind – John Pistelli
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In other words, Bloom meant that rock music really lifts you up and gives you this great feeling that you have never felt before. He also says that after listening to rock music, you will never find anything quite as special as it. The question is, is this really.
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students is a book by the philosopher Allan Bloom , in which the author criticizes the "openness" of relativism , in academia and society in general, as leading paradoxically to the great "closing" referenced in the book's title. In Bloom's view, "openness" undermines critical thinking and eliminates the "point of view" that defines cultures. The book became an unexpected best seller, eventually selling close to half a million copies in hardback. Bloom critiques the contemporary American university and how he sees it is failing its students, criticizing modern movements in philosophy and the humanities.