Postscript. A follow-up discussion with the former UNC teacher who inspired Frank Bruni:
|Frank Bruni (@FrankBruni)|
What's higher education's highest calling? A beloved English prof gives her answer: 'College, Poetry & Purpose,' nyti.ms/17RwzbY
The original column inspired supportive letters, including one that said:
==My undergraduate degree is in philosophy. Its value was to teach me to think critically, a skill in short order when every meme is posted on Twitter, commented on and then discarded based on emotion or the sensibility of the day. When I graduated from college, I was asked, “So, what are you going to do with a degree in philosophy?”Prepared by a discipline that taught me logical reasoning and limitless delight for inquiry, I went on to do many things: work in corporate communications and human resources and teach English. It is as a teacher that I try to inspire my students as profoundly as Mr. Bruni’s Shakespeare professor did.
Philosophy Belongs in the Core Curriculum