November 16, 2013

The Source of Our Bewilderment

Robert Hutchins    

And speaking of the decline of the humanities, there's this, from one of their staunchest defenders:

"The gadgeteers and the data collectors, masquerading as scientists, have threatened to become the supreme chieftains of the scholarly world...Our bewilderment has resulted from our notion that salvation depends on information." 

"The Issue in the Higher Learning," Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1934

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