On today’s episode, Acton librarian and research associate Dan Hugger sits down with Acton research director John Pinheiro to talk about the state of higher education in America and contrast it with the philosophy of liberal learning advanced by the late Fr. James V. Schall, S.J. 

Has philosophy fled the academy? How does the crisis in higher education compromise the teaching and learning of the liberal arts? What are the perils and promises of liberal learning outside the university? Are the “Great Books” the solution to the crisis? What role should the Christian faith play in higher education? What practical steps can students and teachers take to advance liberal learning in institutions uncongenial to the cultivation of wisdom and virtue?

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Education for a Free Society | Acton Line Podcast

Rumble in the Christian College Jungle | Acton Unwind Podcast

On Christians and Prosperity | James V. Schall

The Great Books: Enemies of Wisdom? | Frederick Wilhelmsen

A Student’s Guide to Liberal Learning | James V. Schall, S.J.

Another Sort of Learning | James V. Schall, S.J.

The Life of the Mind: On the Joys and Travails of Thinking | James V. Schall

On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs: Teaching, Writing, Playing, Believing, Lecturing, Philosophizing, Singing, Dancing | James V. Schall

Education of a Wandering Man: A Memoir | Louis L’Amour

Philosophy as a Way of Life | Pierre Hadot

The Book of Chuang Tzu | Martin Palmer, Elizabeth Breuilly (translators)

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