The humanities do not need to make a case within the university, because the humanities are the heart of the university. Golfers do not need to justify to their foursomes the rationale for hitting little white balls; philatelists do not need to explain to their stamp-collecting societies what makes them excited about vintage postage. So too, for humanists: The university can be many things, but without us, a university it will not be.A classical education enables one to look at the world with an experienced mind, one formed by centuries of thoughtful reflection.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
… There Is No Case for the Humanities - The Chronicle of Higher Education.