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

BACKGROUND: DEPARTMENTS, SPECIALIZATION, AND PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICAN better schooling For over 1/2 its heritage, U.S. better schooling became out in general cler­ gymen and legal professionals. on reflection on that interval, we would be tempted to imagine that this intended really expert education for the ministry or the perform of legislation. That, even if, was once now not the case. What a school schooling within the U.S. ready younger males (almost solely) for, from the founding of Harvard university in 1636 in the course of the founding of hundreds of thousands of denominational faculties within the first two-thirds of the 19th century, used to be management locally. Professionalization and specialization purely started to take root, after which grew to become the dominant mode in U.S. better schooling, within the interval approximately from 1860--1920. In next many years, that appeared to many critics to sign the tip of what may be known as "education in wisdom," the practise of leaders for a large variety of obligations. Professionalization, specialization, and departmentalization of upper schooling within the U.S. all started within the final region of the 19th century.

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There have been no serious attempts to force tenure upon corporations in order to serve the interest of the public either by means of civil dissent or by exertion of any union-like pressures from engineering professional organizations. Moreover, according to John Ladd's defense of "corporativism,"5 there is no moral basis for forcing tenure upon corporations.

By then the methodological and epistemological chapters have shown how I prefer to characterize philosophical questions of those sorts; and by then I am about to tum to axiology. Chapter 5 - which begins with Karl Marx, summarizes the views of Buckminster Fuller and Martin Heidegger, and ends with Herbert Marcuse (who, as a Marxist Heideggerian with Fuller-like confidence in the powers of technology, illustrates the possibilities for tightly integrating apparently conflicting extremes) - is presented without any critique, positive or negative, from the author.

18 FREDERICK FERRE what Joe Pitt so strongly dislikes. What he opposes is my decision to try to show that philosophy of technology has matured beyond a collection of specialized sub-disciplines and now can take its place within the mainstream of philosophic interests. This latter was the other primary purpose of the book. It is not only a textbook offered for use by other educators, it is also an extended argument for the integrated reconsideration of philosophy of technology, to be treated like any other "philosophy of...

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