On liberal education

Against the Expertise Model of Education One of the first questions I typically get when I tell people outside the academy that I teach philosophy is “Graduate or undergraduate?” It’s a perfectly reasonable question. These are quite different modes of education, after all, one devoted to specialized study in a discipline, the other part of a broad course of studies with many paths branching out from it. But if you teach graduate students in the traditional disciplines at a typical American research university – unless you are

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