Plain pointed shoes and the higher good

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His most recent book is All the Essential Half-Truths about Higher Education (University of Chicago Press, 1998).

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O’Brien, D. Plain pointed shoes and the higher good. Acad. Quest. 12, 21–28 (1999).

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