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Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Jun 15, 2021

Generous Thinking

A Radical Approach to Saving the University

Johns Hopkins University Press 2021

In an age characterized by rampant anti-intellectualism, Kathleen Fitzpatrick in her Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021) charges the academy with thinking constructively rather than competitively, building new ideas rather than tearing old ones down. She urges us to rethink how we teach the humanities and to refocus our attention on the very human ends that the humanities can best serve. One key aspect of that transformation involves fostering generous thinking, a mode of engagement that emphasizes listening over speaking, community over individualism, and collaboration over competition. 

Kai Wortman is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, University of Tübingen, interested in philosophy of education.

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