On a rainy Friday morning a series of sentences about education:
My one addition to the mix would be to say that a purpose of education is to teach people to find the truth and, more fully, to learn to know. That is neither happiness nor autonomy, neither citizenship nor employability. A good university, it seems to me, helps students learn to engage by themselves with truth, goodness, and beauty (theory, practice, and relating) in a dynamic way that opens up and reinforces their being real people who can see what is intrinsically valuable in existence. A central concern in that pursuit is truth.
With best wishes,It is about truth, isn’t it?
(Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
(—American Philosphical Association, APA Connect General Discussion Digest for Thursday May 9, 2019)