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By Joseph C. Pitt (auth.), Paul T. Durbin (eds.)

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BACKGROUND: DEPARTMENTS, SPECIALIZATION, AND PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICAN larger schooling For over half its heritage, U.S. greater schooling became out commonly cler­ gymen and attorneys. on reflection on that interval, we'd be tempted to imagine that this intended really expert education for the ministry or the perform of legislations. That, notwithstanding, used to be no longer the case. What a faculty schooling within the U.S. ready younger males (almost completely) for, from the founding of Harvard university in 1636 during the founding of countless numbers of denominational faculties within the first two-thirds of the 19th century, used to be management locally. Professionalization and specialization basically started to take root, after which turned the dominant mode in U.S. larger schooling, within the interval approximately from 1860--1920. In next many years, that looked as if it would many critics to sign the top of what may be referred to as "education in wisdom," the guidance of leaders for a vast variety of duties. Professionalization, specialization, and departmentalization of upper schooling within the U.S. begun within the final area of the 19th century.

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Richard Bernstein's discussion of Hannah Arendt in Beyond Objectivism and Relativism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983), pp. 207-223. , David L. Hall, The Uncertain Phoenix (New York: Fordham University Press, 1982), chapter 5. I think that this position also has something in common with that of Heidegger's later work. 13 Alfred North Whitehead, Adventures ofIdeas (New York: Macmillan, 1933). 14 See Frederick Ferre, Shaping the Future: Resources for the Post-Modern World (New York: Harper and Row, 1976), especially pp.

132). In the concluding paragraph of his discussion of "alternative metaphysics," Ferre explicitly associates such a metaphysics with process thought. In such ways, it may be speculated, a significantly different mode of thinking, a full post-modem metaphysical scheme allied to post-modem forms of science, may be a candidate to replace modem techno-scientific thinking with a new form of intelligence. The form would be more coherent, more adequate, and more oriented to life. This is high-flying speculation.

More broadly, Ferre's own very interesting discussion of the important role of models in metaphysical thinking (PT, pp. 121-123) brings to mind the question of whether the modem "techno-scientific" landscape provides any readily accessible models for a process metaphysics. , Science and the Modern World,I5 chapters 6-8). It is my impression that developments in physics since his time support or at least do not contradict that vision. However, neither quantum physics nor the devices based on it (such as the transistor) are well understood even by most educated individuals today; the more "visible" and comprehensible technologies of the modem world (such as the airplane) still exemplify principles of classical mechanism.

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