The idea of a university : defined and illustrated in nine discourses delivered to the Catholics of Dublin in occasional lectures and essays addressed to the members of the Catholic University

by Newman, John Henry, Saint, 1801-1890.

Format: Print Book 1982
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction LB2321 .N54 1982
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Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  LB2321 .N54 1982

" The Idea of a University [is an] eloquent defense of a liberal education which is perhaps the most timeless of all [Newman's] books and certainly the one most intellectually accessible to readers of every religious faith and of none. . . . [O]nly one who has read The Idea of a University in its entirety, especially the nine discourses, can hope to understand why its reputation is so high: why the first reading of this book has been called an 'epoch' in the life of a college man; why Walter Pater thought it 'the perfect handling of a theory'; why the historian G. M. Young has ranked it with Aristotle's Ethics among the most valuable of all works on the aim of Education; or why Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch told his students at Cambridge that 'of all the books written in these hundred years there is perhaps none you can more profitably thumb and ponder.'" --from the introduction by Martin J. Svaglic

Additional Information
Series Notre Dame series in the great books.
Subjects Newman, John Henry, -- Saint, -- 1801-1890.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Education -- Philosophy.
Publisher Notre Dame, Ind. :University of Notre Dame Press,1982
Edition University of Notre Dame Press ed.
Contributors Svaglic, Martin J.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xlvii, 428 pages ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages xxx-xxxi.
ISBN 0268011508 (pbk.)
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