The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Liberating Education"

Christopher Nelson, president of St. John's College in Annapolis, the all-Great Books program, expands on what a liberal arts education means.

After describing an experience his son had fixing a car, he said:

""You have now had an experience in liberal education," I suggested...Why do I call this experience liberating? Because my son had to make do without the manual or the expert. He was led to find for himself the answer by a series of questions alone."