“Why College Education Should Be Education in Virtue\"
What is college education for? To teach specific skills? To teach students how to think? To enable graduates to get good jobs? Higher education is under assault, and attempts to defend it have been unconvincing. The speaker contends that college education should be character education, education in what might be called “intellectual virtues.” Swarthmore is well positioned to cultivate intellectual virtues deliberately and, by doing so, to defend higher education from its critics.
A talk by Barry Schwartz, Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action
Thursday, April 16
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001-US
Talk begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception
Kindly R.S.V.P. by April 8 to Julie DiPietro firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-328-8402