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Saturday, September 23, 2017

GETTING READY

My preparations are now complete for the talk I shall give at Columbia a week from next Friday.  Here is the poster that has been created for the event.




After reviewing several familiar defenses of liberal education, I shall offer an entirely new and rather unexpected defense, riffing on a passage in Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man.  I shall be very interested to see the response.  The talk will be recorded, by the way, and uploaded onto YouTube.

9 comments:

Jerry Fresia said...

Looking forward to that.

Remember, Monet was doing his best work at your age!

s. wallerstein said...

Was it you or Columbia University that put Mark Rudd on the poster?

If it was Columbia, it's ironic after throwing him out in 1968. Maybe they owe him an apology after all these years.

Also looking forward to listening to it...

Robert Paul Wolff said...

It was Columbia. I did not even know they were doing a poster. Don't you love it?

David Auerbach said...

In addition to your defense, there's also this (idealized ) defense: it's a good age for relatively aimless exploration of whatever interests, intellectually, a person, or the discovery of such interests. Colleges can be (there's the idealization) a good place for that.
Call it intellectual sybariticism.

s. wallerstein said...

Yes, it's great.

You might send it to Mark.

mark@markrudd.com

David said...

In reading the comments here, I'm reminded of a line from T.S. Eliot:

"Old men ought to be explorers"

Venkataraman Amarnath said...

I am not good at following You-Tube lectures (too old?). Can you please put the script of your talk in The Philosopher's Stone. Thanks.

TheDudeDiogenes said...

I eagerly await your lecture's being uploaded to YouTube!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the lectures on Freud sir.What about Karl Marx lecture series.

When are you going to upload?