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dc.identifier.citation “Periagoge: Liberal Education in the Modern University,” in The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education. Ed. Lee Trepanier. Cedar City, UT: Southern Utah University Press and the Grace A. Tanner Center, 2010. Pp. 160-187. en_US
dc.description Permission granted by Lee Trepanier en_US
dc.description.abstract Chapter contained in the book The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education". One of the common criticisms of the contemporary university is that it lacks individuals unwilling or incapable even of conversing. Critics such as Anthony Kronman and Stephen Miller rightly observe that there’s something about contemporary culture and the contemporary university hostile to the arts or habits of conversation. Conversation has had a place in liberal education going back at least to the Platonic dialogue, if not back further, should one wish to see things this way, to the point in the evolution of bipeds that sat conversing so long that as apes, they lost their tails and became human beings.2 Conversation as the primary mode of liberal education is not meant to produce “results” but is an ongoing quest for understanding the human condition in all its manifold. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern Utah University Press en_US
dc.subject Liberal education en_US
dc.subject Modern university en_US
dc.subject Learning and scholarship en_US
dc.subject Humanities--Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject Conversation en_US
dc.title Periagoge : liberal education in the modern university en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Science en_US
dc.description.peer-review No en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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