Against (Simple) Efficiency

Abstract
This paper defends the liberal arts as an effective way to acquire habits of thought (creativity, skepticism), as opposed to skills. The ability to think creatively, historically, and skeptically can only be acquired slowly, socially, and with a diverse population. While this defense of the liberal arts (as opposed to a skills-focused defense) well supports some of the hallmarks of American liberal arts education (in person, bricks and mortar, not accelerated), it also has some critical implications for how the liberal arts are taught
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Peter J. Mehl (2010). Educating for Life. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 17 (2):105-118.
    Jim Shelton (2010). The Subversive Nature of Liberal Education. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 17 (2):25-29.
    Nigel Tubbs (2013). The Value of the Arts. Journal of Philosophy of Education 47 (3):441-456.
    Jeremiah Conway (2010). The Liberal Arts and Contemporary Culture. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 17 (2):4-11.
    Charles W. Harvey (2010). The Conservative Limits of Liberal Education. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 17 (2):30-36.
    Analytics

    Monthly downloads

    Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

    Added to index

    2012-03-18

    Total downloads

    0

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    0

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature


    Discussion
    Start a new thread
    Order:
    There  are no threads in this forum
    Nothing in this forum yet.