informing and instruction of the
liberal arts—them majors and
It pertains to the provocation and
educing of Liberal Art—ivory tower
academics, say. Need we argue?
Antagonistic. Opposite. Opposition.
frowny-face? Or just words: descriptive—
part of the whole process? How do they
make you feel?
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
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 ]]
enable the right for the one person
who didn’t agree with you to not agree?
to think, who challenge received
opinion, who nudge us away from
dead dogma to beliefs that have
survived critical challenge, the
Dissenters are of great value even
when they are largely or even totally
mistaken in their beliefs. As Mill put it:
‘Both teachers and learners go to
sleep at their post, as soon as there
Warburton: "Talk With Me.")
I can imagine this kind of talk at
matriculations and graduation
talk, myself. Antitheticalists and
antagonists need not apply. How
do I cover ground? GetRdone?
measurable objectives in this
kind of atmosphere and