Is knowledge its own end? Or is it a means to something else? In Discourse Five of his The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman juxtaposes Cato and Cicero as opponents on this question, but Newman’s juxtaposition is not without its own difficulties. Jonathan’s old teacher, Dr. Robert Jackson of the Great Hearts Institute, joins the podcast to talk Newman, knowledge, and education.
John Henry Newman’s The Idea of a University: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780268011505
Great Hearts Academies: https://www.greatheartsamerica.org/
Great Hearts Institute: https://greathearts.institute/
National Symposium for Classical Education: https://classicaleducationsymposium.org/
Cicero’s Pro Archia Poeta: https://amzn.to/3QxfSbe
Aristotle’s Metaphysics: https://amzn.to/3Cc9pyf
New Humanists Episode XI: Benedict in Regensburg: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/benedict-in-regensburg-faith-reason-and-the/id1570296135?i=1000542008795
G.E.M. Anscombe’s Modern Moral Philosophy: https://sites.pitt.edu/~mthompso/readings/mmp.pdf
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