The central conflicts of the world today are closely related to cultural, traditional, and religious differences between nations. As we move to a globalized world, these differences often become magnified, entrenched, and the cause of bloody conflict. Growing out of a conference of distinguished scholars from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this volume is a singular contribution to mutual understanding and cooperative efforts on behalf of peace. The term paideia, drawn from Greek philosophy, has to do with responsible education for citizenship as a necessary precondition for effective democracy.
Alan M. Olson is director of The Paideia Project, chairman of the Committee on International Cooperation (American Philosophical Association), and professor of the philosophy of religion at Boston University. David M. Steiner is associate professor of education and chairman of the Department of Administration and Policy Studies at the School of Education at Boston University. Irina S. Tuuli is associate director of The Paideia Project and former associate professor of philosophy at Moscow Technical University.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Paideia in Philosophy and Religion Chapter 4 Introduction: Paideia, Philosophy, and Religion Chapter 5 Paideia: Anachronism or Necessity? Chapter 6 Paideia as the Unity of Knowledge and Enlightenment Chapter 7 Science, Education, and the Transformation of Civilization in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 8 The Noospheric Imperative for Paideia in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 9 Paideia and Critical Thinking Chapter 10 Inter-Religious Dialogues During the Middle Ages and Early Modernity Chapter 11 The Impact of Modernity on Jewish Life Chapter 12 Paideia and Adab in Islam Chapter 13 The Changing Face of Islamic Radicalism Chapter 14 Christian-Islamic Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century Part 15 Paideia and Education Chapter 16 Introduction: Paideia and Education Chapter 17 Paideia: Anachronism or Necessity? Chapter 18 Paideia in and Age of Uncertainty Chapter 19 After NATO, Paideia? Chapter 20 Liberal Education in the Fear of Anti-Democracy Chapter 21 Prescribing Orthodoxy Chapter 22 De-Dogmatizing Reason Chapter 23 Education and Democratization in an Age of Islamism Chapter 24 Education to Conscience and Political Disobedience: The Role of the Role Model Chapter 25 Face to Face with Eudaimonia: The Post-Soviet Teacher's Identity Chapter 26 Reformatting the Idea of a University Part 27 Paideia and Economics Chapter 28 The Ethics of Political Economy: A Roundtable 29 Part 30 About the Contributors