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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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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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Short Video: Gardner’s Educational Vision

Earlier this year, Howard Gardner participated in a short interview for a conference held on the far northern island of Svalbard, Norway, by the Aurora Borealis Foundation. Now, a video with highlights from the interview is available on Vimeo. In this video, Gardner succinctly summarizes some of his most powerful thoughts about education. He states […]

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Webinar: Between Literacies and Livelihoods

In May 2016, Howard Gardner hosted a webinar organized by Usable Knowledge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on the topic “Between Literacies and Livelihoods.” Now, a recording of the webinar is available to the public for viewing.  In this talk, Gardner using the framing values of truth, beauty, and goodness (from his 2011 book Truth, Beauty, […]

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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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