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HAT FORUM: Sat. Oct 2, OISE 11-1pm. Liberal Arts

HAT Forum, OISE 252 Bloor Street West, Room 7-192
Date: Saturday, October 2, 11am - 1pm
Topic: Liberal arts education and the ideal of the Renaissance Man
Facilitator: Moses Klein

Consider the principle of a liberal arts education, stressing breadth over specialization and general intellectual skills over technical mastery. Is this ideal still a valuable one in today's world? Are today's schools suited toward producing Renaissance people? Should they be? And if so, how?

For one provocative viewpoint, John Allemang argues (Globe and Mail) that a renewed focus on liberal arts education would further empathy and cross-cultural peace.

NOTE: you may be interested in supporting the Save Comparative Literature campaign  (and the Ethics Centre and the Northrup Frye center and diaspora studies) at Uof T.

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.