At St. John’s College, students think boldly, collaborate effectively, and explore fearlessly. This education is focused on original thinking and original ideas. By studying the most challenging books and wholeheartedly engaging in thoughtful, lively, and participant-driven discussions, students develop excellence of intellect and imagination. They confront for themselves the ideas that have been, and continue to be, fundamental to shaping the world they will navigate and are ready for any path they choose in life.
We raise this question, recognizing that liberal education and the great tradition of the American liberal arts college have been put on the defensive of late.
Christopher Isham didn’t graduate from St. John’s College, but the analytical skills he learned here in the early 1970s have served him throughout his career.
Socrates knew something perfectly well that some of us are only now beginning to understand. Edward D. Hess, professor of business administration at the Darden School of Business, wrote recently in the Washington Post (http://bit.ly/Hess-…VIEW ARTICLE
Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. - Jane Austen"