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Robert Hutchins

Building a “Philosophy of Life”

Bryan McAllister-Grande is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has interests in intellectual history, the history of education, and U.S. engagement with the world. He has previously written guest posts on Louis Menand’s Metaphysical Club and contributed to the roundtable on Tim Lacy’s Dream of a Democratic Culture. —————————————————- One of the things I’ve been most struck by in my dissertation research is the repeated use of the phrase “philosophy of life.” My dissertation, tentatively titled “The Crisis of the Western University and the Rebirth of Liberal Education, 1935 – 1950” examines a group Read more