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Liberal education for free men

Woody, Thomas

Liberal education for free men

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education, Humanistic

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    Bibliographical footnotes

    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 296 p.
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14644076M
    LC Control Number51-1917

    I am willing to admit that I have chosen an extreme example in using this book to make my case; maybe the rank and file of American educators would not accept so preposterous a position. Liberal education is the necessary endeavor to found an aristocracy within democratic mass society. They all went through, a liberal education which embraced Greek, Latin, logic, philosophy, and history, in addition to mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Pythagorus, socrates, Plato and Aristotle created a liberal renaissance in the ancient European world.

    Our colleges produce undisciplined and hence unliberated minds, minds which are cultivated only by a superficial literacy. Those teachers who are not in turn pupils are the great minds or, in order to avoid any ambiguity in a matter of such importance, the greatest minds. But the more people we have who are half-educated or quarter-educated, the worse for them and for the republic. If that were true, they would have reached an impasse, indeed, for then the problems of education would be forever insoluble, because there is no justification whatsoever for the optimism that science will some day answer normative questions.

    The question "What is a good education? But wisdom is inaccessible to man, and hence virtue and happiness will always be imperfect. Hence, we get such eighteenth-century maxims as the one that that government governs best which governs least. Upon Hutchins' resignation, the university got rid of the program, but an adapted version still exists at Shimer College. If they are, it is because we twentieth-century liberals have missed the point of our faith.


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Liberal education for free men book

Many highly educated people perpetuate this elitism through their often thinly-veiled contempt for people of lower educational attainment and lesser financial means.

In Defense of a Liberal Education

Yet they leaven the lump of the nation, in many stations and occupations; we never hear the names of most of them, but they do their conservative work quietly and well. The person has primacy in liberal education. Universities have now provided education for the sole purpose to prepare students for the workforce.

Liberal education, most often apparent in the growth of its students, relies firmly on strong teachers, who lay the foundation for intellectual development.

As an emphasis on specialized knowledge grew in the middle of the century, colleges began to adjust the proportion of required general education courses to those required for a particular major. It follows, therefore, that just as in the realm of politics, the primacy of will identifies authority with force, so in the realm of thought the primacy of will reduces everything to arbitrary opinions or academic conventions.

Liberalism and Liberal Education

Their fundamental error is not lessened by the fact that the government they seek to support is relatively just, as compared to others; for they have misconceived the nature of democracy as a good government if they fail to see that citizenship—intelligent participation in government—is only one, and not the exclusive or primary, aim of good education.

Yet, a system of liberal education has a social purpose, or at least a social result, as well. This experience is entirely independent of whether what we understand primarily is pleasing or displeasing, fair or ugly. But there cannot be an infinite regress: ultimately there must be teachers who are not in turn pupils.

In the first place, the confused liberal has Liberal education for free men book false conception of human liberty because for him it is both a negative and infinite value.

I am, of course, using the words "liberal" and "liberalism" in a dyslogistic sense. And their liberalism, on the other hand, is of paramount importance in sustaining the present deplorable state of affairs, in some cases going even further in the wrong direction, in others acting to oppose reforms which seek to institute a truly liberal education.

All of these condemnations are justified by the same fundamental principle, according to which we distinguish good and bad in the political and social order. Some of the universities in India have started offering Liberal Arts Education.

As President Barr of St. But it seems to us too bourgeois. I hope I have said enough to indicate why I think false liberalism is the enemy of liberal education, and why a truly liberal education is needed in this country to correct the confusions of this widely prevalent liberalism.

One reason for this deficiency has been our American neglect of liberal education, as defined by John Henry Newman: This process of training, by which the intellect, instead of being formed or sacrificed to some particular or accidental purpose, some specific trade or profession or study or science, is disciplined for its own sake, for the perception of its own object, and for its own highest culture, is called Liberal Education; and though there is no one in whom it is carried as far as is conceivable, yet there is scarcely any one but may gain an idea of what real training is, and at least look toward it, and make its true scope, not something else, his standard of excellence.

Someone might say that this notion of liberal education is merely political, that it dogmatically assumes the goodness of modern democracy. It develops cultivated persons who can use their leisure fruitfully.Liberal arts education (from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice") is the traditional program of education in Western higher education.

Liberal arts today consists of four areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and sylvaindez.com central academic disciplines include physics, biology, philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, history, political science. Liberal Education, Then and Now.

by Peter It is quite possible for them to graduate without ever having read the same book or studied the same materials. truths one is inclined to find awkward or disconcerting is imperative to the flourishing of thought and discussion in a free society. A liberal education transforms this imperative.

May 26,  · The knottiest paradox of the identification of liberal education with the rich might be that many “classic” writings in the liberal arts curriculum, especially in the humanities, have. That freedom is an integral part of the liberal arts is borne out in Lewis’s observation that, "liberal comes of course from the Latin, liber, and means free." Such an education makes one free, according to Lewis, because it transforms the pupil from "an unregenerate little bundle of appetites" into "the good man and the good citizen.".

Liberal Education, the flagship journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, expresses the voices of educators, faculty, administrators, and others who are working to enrich liberal learning and undergraduate sylvaindez.com national forum about liberal education, the journal covers a full range of topics related to teaching and learning, leadership, faculty innovation, and.

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