Philosophy in the Community: Re-envisioning the Liberal Arts

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October 19, 2018
Location: The Refinery, Emmanuel Anglican Church Basement
Address: 609 Dufferin Ave
City: Saskatoon, SK S7N 1C4
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

For much of history, pursuing higher education meant studying the liberal arts. Many people still endorse this viewpoint, considering liberal arts education to be the bedrock of a democratic society. On the other hand, a growing faction views liberal arts programs as elitist, subversive, and detrimentally impractical, championing vocational and professional training instead. But what exactly are the liberal arts? This talk will consider past, present, and possible meanings of this term, and make several positive suggestions aimed at reaching a mutually satisfactory understanding of the place of the liberal arts in education.

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