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Graduate Institute Lecture

Originally Posted on admin, July 1, 2009

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Graduate Institute Lecture, 7/1: "Does Beauty Have a Place in Liberal Education?"

WHO:     Daniel Harrell, St. John’s College Tutor

WHAT:    Graduate Institute Summer Lecture

TITLE:     “Does Beauty Have a Place in Liberal Education?”

WHERE:  Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College

WHEN:    Wednesday, July 1, 3:00 p.m.

DETAILS: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question-and-answer period.

Does beauty have a place in liberal education? I want to offer several reasons in this lecture for why we might say no, mainly to start a conversation about what stronger reasons there could be for saying yes. In giving these reasons I shall consider passages from several texts. These include a 1965 lecture on literature in the liberal arts by Robert Bart; the present-day St. John's College catalogue; a self-study of the college conducted on its Annapolis campus in 2003; and Aristotle's Metaphysics.

Daniel Harrell has been a tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis since 1998. He earned his doctorate from Emory University in 1997.