Thursday, November 11, 2010
Or What's a Liberal Art For?
"The dream of radical transformation,
of one day waking up and finding
oneself a wholly different (more
self confident, more serene)
kind of person, of escaping
that prison of the given, of
capable.” Corrections. Jonathan Franzen
reconfigured and formatted
to fit my screed.
”In life we make progress by conflict and in
mental life by argument and disputation....
There must be confrontation and opposition,
in order that sparks must be kindled.
Only an open conflict of ideas and principles
can produce any clarity.
Even if all were agreed on an essential proposition,
it would be essential to give an ear to the one person
who does not.” J.S.Mill
Argument is essential for its own sake. (Karl Popper)
The conference will focus on
innovative and purposeful
approaches to designing
and investing in quality
general education and
assessment and preparing
students for the unscripted
challenges of a global
(Nature loves a redundancy even if
English Teachers & teacher of
Creative Non Fiction don't
necessarily approve. )