Friday, October 11, 2013

Here I Stand

Here I Stand on the Value of the Study of the Liberal Arts

"Nearly all contemporary human problems are more failures of 1) communication, 2) cultural memory, 3) introspection, 4) observation, 5) analysis,  6) interpretation, 7) common sense, 8) integrity, 9) courage to act, 10) civility, 11) compassion or 12) imagination than they are insufficiencies of material means to solve them. Developing these skills is the prime directive of engaging with the liberal arts." 

John Freed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Humanities
Brandman / Chapman University

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The unmediated life is not worth living.”

1 comment:

Ken O'Donnell said...

Rock on -- really well put, John.