Truth, Beauty, and Goodness


Based on a set of three lectures given by Howard Gardner at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this book discusses the challenges faced by traditional education in light of two forces: the post modern critique from the humanities and the disruptive potentials of the new digital media. Gardner describes how the core ideas of truth, beauty, and goodness can survive and even be strengthened in education across the life span.

The paperback version, entitled Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter, with a new preface, was published in Fall 2012. 

This book is available now and can be ordered by clicking here.


“One Virtue at a Time, Please” by Alan Ryan – The New York Review (PDF
“Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for Virtues in the Twenty-First Century” by William Proefriedt – Teachers College Record (Post)


A series of letters between Howard Gardner and several of his colleagues debating Truth, Beauty, and Goodness can be viewed by clicking on the names below.

Harry Lewis
Shirley Brice Heath
Jonathan Levy
Alessandro Zaccuri


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