RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 639167560 LA English T1 Why choose the liberal arts? A1 Roche, Mark William., PB University of Notre Dame Press PP Notre Dame, Ind. YR 2010 SN 9780268040321 026804032X AB 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.