What Purpose Do the Humanities Serve? | The New Republic

May 1, 2015

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Bernie Machen, former president of the University of Florida:

“Critical thinking, appreciation of the arts and humanities and understanding how to relate to society and the natural world are essential characteristics of the educated person.

“Historically, the liberal arts and humanities have contributed to developing such a person. But there is real concern over how this is occurring in today’s universities.”

via What Purpose Do the Humanities Serve? | The New Republic

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