Being a Better Educator
Today, more than ever, we need innovative new solutions to
"Kevin Kirchman's book Aspirations is an answer
to education questions such as 'How do we teach
students to think for themselves, fulfill their
potential, be creative, gain self esteem, and be
ready for this productive world?'
"His book is a must for all educators from pre-school
through graduate school. I wish his book had been
available during my 42 year teaching career."
Retired teacher, Fort Lee, NJ
Aspirations: The Rational Foundations of Achievement.
The reason it is possible to have an entirely new perspective on
educational issues is because the theory behind education, called
epistemology, or the theory of knowledge, has _not_ been an
Epistemology is to education what physics is to engineering--
but until the basis was discovered for _principles_ of
there could be no science, and no applications that would
transform educational practices.
That is until now.
"If knowledge of the humanities is subjective, that is,
valid for the person who holds it, of what value is
"Knowledge is not subjective. There are some conceptual
models that are better--more accurate and enlightening--
Aspirations will show you why, and teach you precisely how to
"[Aspirations] lays out the foundations of clear,
thinking, that can help us to better understand
others, and the world around us. In the final analysis,
all decision makers. Don't make many more important
before you read and grasp Aspirations."
Frank L. David
Co-Principal, Business Learning Centers
Perhaps the last earthly frontier, the mind, has been finally
penetrated by this wonderful new book. Aspirations won't give
you old ideas about the mind that you've seen before. It's
Aspirations shows how, because of an old philosophical problem,
educators are unwittingly discouraging idea forming habits that
occur through the mental process of induction, or generalization.
book shows how these inductive concepts are the basis of all
Deterring concept formation has the effects of hindering
individuality, stifling general competency and causing people to
more dependent upon the ideas formed by others (being less able
form them themselves). The book presents a new solution to this
dilemma which describes the mental events that occur during
formation that can be practiced and made habit.
Aspirations makes it clear that if you are less able to form
concepts of your own, you necessarily have to borrow those formed
others. This discourages individuality, creativity, and
It is also the basis for a host of psychological problems, from
prejudice and intolerance to low self-esteem.
Set within the context of human intellectual history, Aspirations
stands out as a unique and controversial contribution to our
understanding of ourselves.
Fascinating reading. A journey deep into the corners of
mind and down the paths of civilizations philosophical
The author of Aspirations, Kevin Kirchman, a Cornell University
educated Artificial Intelligence scientist, lecturer and
has actually utilized his new understanding of innovation to
original perspectives on
* deduction, or what reasoning is
* induction, the basis of all innovation and creativity
* character formation
and these new ideas genuinely will aid you not only in teaching
better mental habits, but in improving your own.
"[Aspirations] is a self-motivational book for
The Producer of the Tonight Show
with Johnny Carson for 15 years
Rarely in human history is a book produced which has as important
implications. Rarely is a book offered which gives us such hope
Aspirations will soon be promoted nationally by Rogers & Cowan,
Americas largest public relations firm. Be the first to learn
apply these revolutionary new insights.
Table of Contents:
2 The Problem -- Why Educational Philosophy is
3 Concepts -- The Key to Understanding the Mind
4 Descriptive Concepts -- The Foundation of Clear
5 Creating Ideas -- Concept Formation is Induction
6 Character -- The Conceptual Origins of Personal
7 Motivation -- A Theoretical Defense of the
Principles of Achievement
8 Reasoning -- A New and Practical Overview
9 Goal Setting and Decision Making -- Giving
Yourself a Purpose
10 Deduction -- The Connection Between Logic and
11 Reasoning Well -- Applying the New Science of Logic
12 The Principles of Induction -- New Solutions
to a Classical Challenge
13 Conceptual Modeling -- Coming Up with the Best
14 Teaching Induction -- Overcoming the Fear of
15 Philosophical Clarifications -- Understanding
the Breakthrough and Replacing Outdated
16 The New Science of Logic -- Clearing the Way for a
Revolution in Rationality
17 Historical Background and Philosophical Comparison
Putting the Conceptual Model Theory Into
If, after receiving "Aspirations", you are not completely
satisfied, return it for a prompt and full refund.
Only $18.95 plus:
$4.00 Overseas surface
$10.00 Overseas air
for postage and handling
ORDER Aspirations NOW by calling USA
International 1 310 289-2394,
or faxing to 1 310 854-1840
any time with your credit card details.
Or, Mail Check, Money Order, or Credit Card details to:
Breakthrough Publishing, Inc.
291 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 107
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
YES! __ I would like ____ copies of Aspirations * $18.95 =
+ (above postage rate for first book) = ________
Mailing Addr ________________________________
City ___________________ State ______________
Post Code ____________
VISA ___ MasterCard ___ American Express ___ Discovery ___
Card # __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
Expiration Date __________