The Knowledge Most Worth Having - Wayne C. Booth

The Knowledge Most Worth Having

By Wayne C. Booth

  • Release Date: 2008-09-15
  • Genre: Education


The Knowledge Most Worth Having represents the essence of education at the University of Chicago‚ÄĒfaculty and students grappling with key intellectual questions that span the humanities, while still acknowledging the need to acquire a depth of knowledge in one‚Äôs chosen field. The papers collected here were delivered during an often-heated conference at the university in 1966, and include contributions from such scholars as Northrop Frye, Richard McKeon, and, of course, the dean of the college, Wayne Booth himself. Taken as a whole, they present a passionate defense of liberal education, one that remains highly relevant today.