C.S. Lewis: A Philosophy of Education

| December 8, 2011

Title: C.S. Lewis: A Philosophy of Education

Authors: Steven R. Loomis and Jacob P. Rodriguez

Publisher: Macmillan, 2009

Call Number: LB14.7 .L67 2009

From the Publisher:

In this book about the philosophy of education, Loomis and Rodriguez carefully examine the first principles of theoretic and practical reason necessary for human development and flourishing. Collaborating with the genius of C.S. Lewis, and particularly his brilliant work The Abolition of Man, the authors offer a multi-facetted, interdisciplinary investigation of perennial questions that impact human development and freedom. What is the human being? What are essential criteria for human flourishing? What is the best institutional framework for education? What are the non-naturalistic, normative constraints to the ordering and functioning of a social institution like education? Are there particular institutional environments that threaten moral agency and human freedom? Are there information patterns and practices that substitute one institutional vision of reality for another? Is there a model of education that reflects truer structures of reality? Is there a particular vision embodied in the logic of institutional growth?

About the Authors:

Steven R. Loomis serves on the faculty of Wheaton College in Illinois. His research interests include the philosophical foundations of social institutions, including education.

Jacob P. Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include institutions, the economy, and freedom.

On the Web:

C.S. Lewis on Wikipedia

Official C.S. Lewis Website