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What Makes a University Education Worthwhile?

Amy Gutmann

in The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This chapter takes up the question whether the university—particularly the university committed to liberal arts education—provides benefits commensurate with its costs. According to the author, this ... More


The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

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 ... More


Introduction: Problems of Morality and Justice in Higher Education

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson

in The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

This introduction begins with consideration of evidence for the claim that having a higher education is likely to have a significant impact on how well one’s life goes. On the basis of this evidence ... More


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