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Why choose the liberal arts?

Author: Mark William Roche
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2010.
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Roche develops three overlapping arguments for a strong liberal arts education: first, the intrinsic value of learning for its own sake, including exploration of the profound questions that give meaning to life; second, the cultivation of intellectual virtues necessary for success beyond the academy; and third, the formative influence of the liberal arts on character and on the development of a sense of higher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark William Roche
ISBN: 9780268040321 026804032X
OCLC Number: 639167560
Description: x, 198 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Engaging the great questions --
Cultivating intellectual and practical virtues --
Forming character --
Integrating the values of the liberal arts.
Responsibility: Mark William Roche.

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Roche develops three overlapping arguments for a strong liberal arts education: first, the intrinsic value of learning for its own sake, including exploration of the profound questions that give meaning to life; second, the cultivation of intellectual virtues necessary for success beyond the academy; and third, the formative influence of the liberal arts on character and on the development of a sense of higher purpose and vocation. Together with his exploration of these three values--intrinsic, practical, and idealistic--Roche reflects on ways to integrate them, interweaving empirical data with personal experience. --from publisher description.

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