NPR: Amid Rising College Costs, A Defense Of The Liberal Arts
“Wesleyan University President Michael Roth argues that a liberal arts education is more important than ever.”
Liberal Arts education is necessary in 2014, as it has been, especially in a world with ubiquitous problematic language; the modern episteme and such.
The study of fine arts and language is the key to history, society, and culture. If we lack these we lose our fundamental difference from mere animals. If you have an English Language major in the room you can better decipher written text, legal documentation, and law; you can make the ambivalent understandable.
People don’t see this though… They see math and science as poignant, in the forefront and irreplaceable, which they are, and respectively offer immensely to the greater good, but what’s the worth if a specialist cannot convey a new invention, or breakthrough, and its meaning?
We use language everyday, but what do we really say?