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Roosevelt Montås Lecture

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4

What is the value of a liberal education? Traditionally characterized by a rigorous engagement with the classics of Western thought and literature, this approach to education is all but extinct in American universities, replaced by flexible distribution requirements and ever-narrower academic specialization. Many academics attack the very idea of a Western canon as chauvinistic, while the general public increasingly doubts the value of the humanities. In this lecture based on his book, Rescuing Socrates, Dominican-born American academic Roosevelt Montás will tell the story of how a liberal education transformed his life. He’ll offer an intimate account of the relevance of the Great Books today, especially to members of historically marginalized communities.

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Date:
November 10
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
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Venue

Hope College Maas Auditorium 264 Columbia Ave Holland, MI 49423

Host

Big Read Lakeshore