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Why Philanthropy Is Not a Profession

Many occupations today call themselves “professions,” but what does it mean for a domain to truly be a profession, and does philanthropy count? According to Howard Gardner, the field of philanthropy is not yet a true profession, an argument he makes in a February 2017 opinion piece published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Click here to […]

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Trump’s View of Intelligence

Donald Trump has made a variety of statements about intelligence both during his election campaign and his short time in office. Calling himself a “really smart person” and claiming his Cabinet has the “highest IQ” ever, he has also stated he “loves the poorly educated” and found high levels of support amongst those without college […]

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Reflecting on the Future of Professions

In December 2015, Howard Gardner officially launched his blog The Professional Ethicist via the website of the Good Project with an essay titled “Is There a Future for the Professions? An Interim Verdict.” This essay, which surveys the ways in which the professions are under threat due to current trends, received a number of thoughtful comments and reactions, which […]

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In Search of Professional Ethics

CMRubinWorld, a website run by journalist Cathy Rubin about topical educational issues, has begun a new blog series in conjunction with Howard Gardner about his views on the professions and implications for educators in an increasingly digital world. Click here to read the first post in the series in which Gardner talks about his blog “The […]

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Donald Trump and Beautiful Experiences

Like most Americans, Howard Gardner has been following the engrossing and controversial 2016 presidential primary season in the United States. In the blog post below, Gardner comments on what he believes can help explain the appeal of Donald Trump for so many voters. Using the lens of the virtues of truth, beauty, and goodness, Trump is not […]

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