Liberal learning depends on absorption in compelling work. It is a way to open ourselves to the various forms of life in which we might actively participate. When we learn to read or look or listen intensively, we are, at least temporarily, overcoming our own blindness by trying to understand an experience from another’s point of view. We are not just developing techniques of problem solving; we are learning to activate potential, and often to instigate new possibilities.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Quotation Of The Day: Goal Of A Liberal Arts Education Edition
From this Michael S. Roth piece in the New York Times: