Monday, January 11, 2021

What is the purpose of universities?

Nicole Yeatman at Big Think.

"'Telos is the Greek word that Aristotle and others use to define the end or purpose of something,' Jonathan Haidt, professor at New York University Stern School of Business and bestselling coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind, says in a recorded lecture at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The telos of a knife is to cut. What, Haidt asks, is the telos of a university?"

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