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

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Robert T. Miller

University of Iowa College of Law; New York University - School of Law, Classical Liberal Institute

Date Written: May 3, 2003

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Miller, Robert T., Achilleus Now: Core Texts, the Good Life, and Democratic Society (May 3, 2003). 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1157171

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