Scholars & Scones: Democracy & Education



Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm


Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Chestnut St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605


BRAHM welcomes the public to our monthly Scholars & Scones series. Drop in for a special talk as well as complimentary breakfast goods from Ugga Mugga Bakery and locally-brewed coffee from Hatchet Coffee Co.

This talk explores the role of pragmatism in the shaping of the philosophy of education at Black Mountain College. Far more than a school where the arts simply took center place in learning, this primacy of the arts in Black Mountain College emerged from what was already a long history of philosophical exploration in America that focused on the relationship of experience to knowledge and ideas of truth.

Clark Maddux is a professor of interdisciplinary studies and Director of the Watauga Residential College at Appalachian State University. Dr. Maddux earned his Ph.D. in American Studies at Purdue University in 2001, where he studied early American Literature and modern American Philosophy. He has published one volume of Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana and written and presented on John Dewey and the role of reflection in service-learning, most recently in the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, and at the annual meeting of the Society of Early Americanists. Before earning his Ph.D., Maddux was an enlisted soldier and later commissioned officer in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of major.

Free for members, $5 for non-members.


Name: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
Phone: (828) 295-9099
  • Closest Town or City:
    • Blowing Rock
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • Non-Profit,
    • Art/Cultural
  • Additional Info:
    • Alcohol-Free

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