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The Resource Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future, Neil Postman

Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future, Neil Postman

Label
Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future
Title
Building a bridge to the 18th century
Title remainder
how the past can improve our future
Statement of responsibility
Neil Postman
Title variation
Building a Bridge to the eighteenth century
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth Century Neil Postman revisits the Enlightenment, that great flowering of ideas that provided a humane direction for the future - ideas that formed our nation and that we would do well to embrace anew." "He turns our attention to Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Kant, Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin, and to their then-radical thinking about inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation-state, progress, and happiness." "Postman calls for a future connected to traditions that provide sane authority and meaningful purpose - as opposed to an overreliance on technology and an increasing disregard for the lessons of history. And he argues passionately for specific new guidelines in the education of our children, with renewed emphasis on developing the intellect as successfully as we are developing a computer-driven world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Postman, Neil
Dewey number
909.82/5
Index
index present
LC call number
CB430
LC item number
.P637 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Enlightenment
  • Technology and civilization
  • Education
  • Democracy
  • United States
Label
Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future, Neil Postman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Information
  • ch. 6.
  • Narratives
  • ch. 7.
  • Children
  • ch. 8.
  • Democracy
  • ch. 9.
  • Education
  • ch. 1.
  • Bridge to the 18th century
  • ch. 2.
  • Progress
  • ch. 3.
  • Technology
  • ch. 4.
  • Language
Control code
40862083
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780375401299
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99018923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Building a bridge to the 18th century : how the past can improve our future, Neil Postman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Information
  • ch. 6.
  • Narratives
  • ch. 7.
  • Children
  • ch. 8.
  • Democracy
  • ch. 9.
  • Education
  • ch. 1.
  • Bridge to the 18th century
  • ch. 2.
  • Progress
  • ch. 3.
  • Technology
  • ch. 4.
  • Language
Control code
40862083
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780375401299
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99018923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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