Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Re-Reframed

truth, beauty, and goodness

Howard Gardner

In January 2015, Howard Gardner gave a three-part lecture series at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on the topic of the virtues of truth, beauty, and goodness. Based on his 2011 book Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, Gardner shared his current thinking about how to impart the virtues in a postmodern, digitally-saturated era. After each of the three lectures, Gardner and Ashim Shanker, a Master’s student at HGSE, held discussion sections with students to talk about the ideas from the presentations.

Below is a summary of the lectures and the experience, written by Shanker (originally featured in the Good Project’s February newsletter):

In January, Howard Gardner delivered a series of three lectures entitled “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed” at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Based upon his 2011 book of the same title, Gardner articulated definitions for each of these virtues, explored their tendency to…

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