In his excellent article in the most recent issue of Modern Age, Thomas S. Hibbs discusses what E. D. Hirsch, Jr. elsewhere calls the “Skills Delusion”: the idea that you can dispense with content knowledge and study only skills and benefit from it in any meaningful way.
In his 2006 essay, “How to Get a College Education,” Jeffrey Hart, emeritus professor of English at Dartmouth, talks of a philosophy professor he studied under who had two phrases he would constantly repeat:
“History must be told”; and “The goal of education is to produce the citizen”
He meant that the […]
My most recent post at Intellectual Takeout is about the two attacks on the humanities, one from within and one from without. An excerpt:
Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, has the ultimate response to people who say that they just don’t have time to read:
My recent article at Intellectual Takeout:
Zachary First, Managing Director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, opines at PayScale.com on just how misguided is the question: “Can we, in economic terms, justify investing in a degree in the humanities?”
Barely a decade ago, the conventional wisdom held that a law degree […]
How do you persuade someone to believes something you want them to believe? Is it just a matter of argument? What about emotions? Is it wrong to appeal to the emotions of your audience?
You won’t want to miss Professor Carol’s webinar “Teaching Through the Lens of the Arts,” on May 10, at 4 p.m.
From the Imaginative Conservative: “The Death of Grammar and the End of Education.”