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Models of Man


reviewed by Charles E. Dwyer - 1969

coverTitle: Models of Man
Author(s): Paul Nash
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One of the strongest criticisms of The Educated Man, from which the content of the present work emerged, was that it lacked continuity, unity, a theme. Nash attempts to remedy that deficiency by applying (unwittingly, I trust) his concept of social commitment, as conceived in Authority and Freedom, to Models of Man. What issues from this homoconceptual union of content and commitment is a multiple birth—the Nashian Model of Man and its twin, the Nashian Model of Education. There is no reason to be repelled by the commitment of a philosopher of education to a certain model of man and the presentation of it in book form as was done in Authority and Freedom. What makes it objectionable in this context is, first, that Nash claims to be doing something else; next, that he fails to offer an explicit model fortified with analysis and reasons; and finally, that he chides many... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 1, 1969, p. 165-168
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1813, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 12:36:21 PM

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