Minnich, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Minnich, a graduate faculty member at the Union Institute in Cincinnati, is the author of Transforming Knowledge (1990). This study pivots around issues of curricular transformation in particular and knowledge construction in general. Educated in the liberal arts at Sarah Lawrence College (BA) and in philosophy at the New School for Social Research (MA and PhD), now named New School University, Minnich situates herself theoretically between modernism and postmodernism. She argues, for instance, that the “heady postmodern attack on universals per se” may be misguided inasmuch as “it may not be universals that are the problem but… faulty universals and the particularities they frame” (p. 56)

Arguing that equality entails not sameness but the “right to be different,” Minnich goes on to argue that “[f]aulty ...

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