Category Archives: liberal education works

Socrates And Making Money

Scott Samuelson wrote a very good piece in the Opinion pages of the WSJ making two excellent points. Liberally educated people do in fact make more money on average than non liberally educated people. Liberal education is not about making money! … Continue reading

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Liberal Education Works

As a teacher at a prestigious Catholic classical high school,  I have been thinking a great deal about floor joists, plywood widths, cast iron pipe and tile.  Why? Well…it’s summer, and this is just what classical teachers do in the … Continue reading

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Inagua Sharpie Update…Liberal Education Works?

Well, the Inagua is coming along slowly. We (i.e. my son and I) were hoping to have it done already but that just goes to show how little we (well I should say “I”) know about all those little details that … Continue reading

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What Would Socrates Do?

Well, someone at the Wall Street Journal is a reader of this blog. An excellent friend who is kind enough to share his subscription to the WSJ – even if slightly wrinkled, brought my attention to this. Having read this … Continue reading

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Anaxagoras on Liberal Education

“Other things have a part of everything, but mind is unlimited and self-ruling and is mixed with nothing, but is itself alone by itself….” Anaxagoras, the great pre-Socratic philosopher who, Aristotle says, was like a sober man among drunkards was the … Continue reading

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Liberal Education Works

The late philosopher Marcus Berquist once made a remark about how working with ones hands has a significant value for the one pursuing philosophy. I wish I could remember his words exactly- but the point was that hard work never … Continue reading

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