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    In Defence of Educating for Living

    The author is a teacher of literature at the University of Virginia. He argues for an education in wisdom that helps students address the deeper foundational questions. What is life for? How should I live my life? Does life have meaning? The challenges the current pragmatic focus of education that privileges the acquisition of bankable skills by students and de-emphasises the idea of the university as a school for living a truly human and humane life.
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