From perennial questions to great books (reposting)

Today we’re reviewing the first of several video conversations that took place at the National Classical Education Symposium, this past March in Phoenix.

This particular conversation was with Dr. Gregory McBrayer, who directs the core curriculum at Ashland University (OH). Greg outlines the essential characteristics of a liberal education: from perennial questions to great books, and always in the context of a student’s genuine search for truth and goodness.

In particular, Dr. McBrayer points to the benefits of studying his own specialty, Xenophon, whose history provides students a model of excellence. In short, McBrayer encourages teachers to “cultivate objects of admiration.”

In the coming weeks, we will have more Symposium videos, both lectures and conversations, released on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, check back frequently–and post a comment on the blog (below) to let us know what you’re thinking…

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