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Modern LIBERAL ARTS
In retrieving undergraduate and postgraduate liberal arts education for the modern age we must explore new answers to the ancient philosophical questions which defined the liberal arts.
The Ancients asked ‘What are the first principles of truth, freedom and nature?’ Yet they believed in slavery, in the Earth at the centre of the universe, and in the principle of absolute unchanging universal truth. An educated person would have understood these to be the first principles of the natural and political universe.
Today, and urgently, we must ask again, ‘What are the first principles of truth, freedom and nature in the modern world?’
Modern reason abhors slavery, yet is the world free? Modern science uncovers the laws of nature, yet do we understand our place in the natural universe? Modern thinking decries absolute unchanging universal truth, yet does humanity really have no shared first principles?
We have taken up the challenge of retrieving these fundamental questions concerning truth, freedom and nature in our BA and MA Modern Liberal Arts degrees at the University of Winchester, England, UK.
If you are intrigued by the big questions concerning truth in the natural and social worlds; and in the meaning of life and death for all of us; and if you desire to study and think about the most profound ideas in the Western tradition and beyond, then Modern Liberal Arts may well be the degree you have been looking for. It will not be easy, but then what in life that is worthwhile is easy?
- Why Liberal Arts at Winchester?
- University of Winchester
- semester dates
- Undergraduate Open Days: Saturday 5th, 12th, & 19th October 2013
- Postgraduate Open Evening: Thursday 4th July 2013, 6-8pm
- Department of Education Studies and Liberal Arts
- University Mission and Values
- History of the University
- Study Options
- Order a Prospectus