"Today, when we think 'liberal education', we think 'Would you like fries with that?' But as the common root with the word liberty suggests, liberal education is an education that helps make us free. Only by first understanding not only the empirical scaffolding of our Universe–a.k.a. science–but also its conceptual scaffolding, a.k.a. the ideas, concepts and history which shape the world we live in, can we ever hope to be free, that is to say to be able to make informed, conscious decisions."
Saturday, June 21, 2014
It's Urgent To Put The Liberal Arts Back At The Center Of Education
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry at Forbes