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Good in the Absence of Truth?

In the post below, reprinted from Howard Gardner’s blog The Professional Ethicist, Gardner discusses the relationship between truth and the nature of what is good, as well as challenges to the concept of truth in the contemporary era. For over half a century, I’ve been obsessed with the nature of truth, beauty, and goodness. I see […]

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Interview on MI Theory Reprinted

In 2013, Howard Gardner was interviewed by the Spanish website tiching.com about his theory of multiple intelligences. This blog reappeared in the 2016 Spanish-language education-themed book Hablamos de Educación (Let’s Talk About Education). Click here to read the republished version of the interview (Spanish). The original English version has been reprinted below. 2013 Interview with Tiching.com, English translation. This […]

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Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and the US Election

In the weeks following Election Day, many news outlets have devoted significant attention to analyzing the trends and conditions that led to the victory of Donald Trump for the American presidency. Released on The Huffington Post, The Professional Ethicist, and Cathy Rubin’s CMRubinWorld, Howard Gardner has written a piece that looks at the election through the […]

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A Conversation with Chomsky

On October 10, 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Education welcomed renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky for a conversation with Howard Gardner. In a far-ranging discussion touching upon linguistics, societal trends, education, politics, and more, Chomsky shared his insights and opinions on many topics while Gardner facilitated, reflected, and took student questions. Watch a video […]

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Scientists Making a Difference

Reflecting on your life, what has been your greatest accomplishment so far and why? A version of this question was asked to Howard Gardner and ninety-nine other behavioral and brain scientists, each of whom wrote a summary of their most important contribution to the field for the book Scientists Making a Difference, edited by Robert T. […]

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