The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar

“When it became useful in educational circles in the United States to group various university disciplines under the name ‘The Humanities’, it seems to have been tacitly decided that philosophy and history would be cast as the core of this grouping, and that other forms of learning – the study of languages, literatures, religion, and the arts – would be relegated to subordinate positions …” (more)

[Helen Vendler, Liberal Education, Winter 2010]


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