Liberal education is on topic. The discussion on the political and
economic meanings of the word liberal is not.
The thread began when Soumitri Varadarajan pointed to Mary Evans's
book Killing Thinking: The Death of the Universities.
In response, Dick Buchanan mentioned Donald N. Levine's important
book, Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in
Confusion on the meaning of the term liberal in Levine's title led to
the conversation that ensued.
As I see it, liberal education is on topic as a foundation for
graduate level research and for doctoral study in any field.
Prof. Ken Friedman
Institute for Communication, Culture, and Language
Norwegian School of Management
Center for Design Research
Denmark's Design School
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