MY QUEST FOR FREEDOM by John M. Mecklin

MY QUEST FOR FREEDOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The intellectual pilgrimage of Dartmouth's professor of philosophy and social ethics, whose early Calvinistic taboos and handicaps led him to protest and antagonism with the status quo in educational institutions, made him a pedagogical rebel at Lafayette, where his expulsion 191 b a cause celebre and made him a partisan of strikers in 1919 while teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. He found haven at Dartmouth in 10; through disillusionments of previous years, he was able to appreciate the liberal trend of that college. This is the story of the shaping of a mental life, of the dominant influences to be combatted, to be developed of the findings and leavings of uropean study, of the change from classic Greek scholar to philosophy instructor and the wider issues of sociology and investigation of mental conditioning and social aspects. Of special appeal to those concerned with the loosening of pedagogical chains.

Publisher: Scribner