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The Arts of Liberty: Making a Mind and a Life [SPEECH]

A writer who is close to my heart, Simone de Beauvoir, wrote in her 1947 book, The Ethics of Ambiguity, that “it is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our life that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for acting.” That is, we draw our strength and purpose from a reservoir of knowledge. 799 more words

Education

What is the Liberal Arts?

My B.A. degree is in the liberal arts. The diploma says psychology, but I also took substantial coursework in chemistry, biology, and physics.  Conversely, I took no English courses. 373 more words

Education

The Poetry Celebration Continues

The celebration of Poetry Month at Marist College continues! The Marist website published the favorite poems of the school’s faculty, staff, administration, and students that were submitted in March. 336 more words

Marist

The New Liberal Arts

I like the idea of The Liberal Arts. I sometimes say that I studied Computer Science but accidentally ended up with a liberal arts education. … 473 more words

Commentary

Scientist: Science Is Anti-Rationalistic, Naive

Political absolutism, scholastic philosophy, determinism, history of science: we are all over the place in this week’s readings. Let’s get to it.

Here are the readings for the coming week: 715 more words

Books

Hey We Got High and Watched Liberal Arts and Boy Do We Have Some Spooky Things to Say About It

Everyone and their mothers know about Kenyon alum Josh “The Rad Man” Radnor’s magnum opus Liberal Arts (2012) because everyone and their mother watched it after being accepted into Kenyon. 1,872 more words

Culture

Session Four: Richard Bulliet on the History of the World

Here, in the fourth lecture of his course, The History of the World, Richard Bulliet discusses New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres (2200-250 B.C.E. Part I).

Arts & Letters