Sunday, May 23, 2010

The decline of the academy

Patrick Deneen shares his thoughts regarding the sorry state of the Western university at The New Atlantis.

With thanks to Arturo Vasquez for the link.


  1. I think that no 'practical' subjects and fashions of the day ought to be taught at a genuine, ideal university; only mathematics, philosophy and theology.

    p.s./edit: am looking foward to reading that article, sounds interesting!

  2. Herr von Braun, welcome to my blog. I generally agree with your assessment, though in keeping with the format of the trivium and quadrivium, I would add the arts of language to your list. More practical things are justly the domain of polytechnic institutes; professional studies are the domain of particular post-graduate schools.