Achilleus Now: Core Texts, the Good Life, and Democratic Society
THE PLACE OF CORE TEXTS: SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE NINTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR CORE TEXTS, Wudel, Lee, Malcolmson, eds., University Press of America, 2008
4 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2008
Date Written: May 3, 2003
This brief paper considers the place of core texts in democratic society and argues that in such societies core curriculum courses on great books provide one of the few significant fora in which citizens can systematically address questions about the good life for human beings.
Keywords: core texts, good life, democratic society, democracy
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