Friday, January 7, 2011

The Big Assumption

William links to an insightful article by a philosophy student at Notre Dame. It parallels a lot of what FLG wrote on liberal education a few years ago.

In fact, this sounds a lot like what FLG calls The Big Assumption and The Studies Assumption:
One has to be careful here, because some attempts to get students to relate to literature devolve into invitations to simply identify with the characters they read about. John Fleming, who taught literature at Princeton, made fun of this way of reading: “Oh, Hamlet is just like me — because, like, I can’t decide what to major in, either.”

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