"Growing Up Sensible" [Convocation address at Brown University commencement]
In this address to the class of 1975 at Brown University, Luria's topic was a variant of the book, "Growing Up Absurd,"
in which Paul Goodman argued that society and its institutions--such as schools--were full of absurdities that converge to
produce docile individuals. Luria turned this argument on its head, suggesting to the graduates that perhaps their education
had provided them the wherewithal to liberate themselves from the absurdities of the world.
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[Luria, Salvador E.]
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Later Career: Teacher and Administrator, 1972-1991