1 May 2011

the point of humanities

read this Article by Alain de Botton. < here > from a point of view on the BBC. "It should be the job of a university education to tease out the therapeutic and illuminative aspects of culture, so that we can emerge from a period of study as slightly less disturbed, selfish, unempathetic and blinkered human beings, who can be of greater benefit not only to the economy, but also to our friends, our children and our spouses."
the swing to employability and training in universities is affecting the responsibility we all have in being reasonable. he writes better than me. I quite liked it. I want you to enjoy the broadening of what you receive, not just your specialist subject.

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