RELATIVISM, AMERICAN EDUCATION, AND DEMOCRACY

Authors

  • Peter Augustine Lawler


Abstract

I want to consider a few of the challenges relativism poses to American educators. The thought has been present in the world, since the time of Socrates, that relativism is perhaps the obstacle in a sophisticated, democratic regime to genuinely thought-provoking and soul-forming education. This thought has been reinvigorated impressively by Allan Bloom's justly celebrated and genuinely controversial The Closing of the American Mind.1

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