Empathy and the Art of Living
September 15, 2009, 1:05 PM
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written by Roman Krznaric

“The twentieth century was an age of introspection, when psychoanalysis impelled us to search for who we are by looking inside our own heads. But the art of living involves escaping from the prison of our own feelings and desires, and embracing the lives of others. The twenty-first century should be the age of outrospection, where we discover by learning about other people, and finding out how they live, think and look at the world.”

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Frank Aydelotte and the Oxford Method of Teaching Writing in America
May 29, 2009, 8:34 PM
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Michael G. Moran

“Aydolette’s tendency was always to design courses of study that challenged students to think seriously and deeply about issues central to the human condition. To his mind, this emphasis on thought should be the essence of all liberal studies. He therefore advocated using literature to comment on life rather then studying it for its aesthetics or its form or its history, all methods which should, in his view, be subordinated to using it to help students learn to think analytically.”

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