August 2016

Teaching Practical Wisdom

In Plato’s dialogues we find the idea that virtue is a skill, a craft, an art of living. The knowledge of how to live well, in both a civic and an ethical sense, is not merely theoretical but also practical; it involves both knowing that and knowing how.

Teaching and Making

One of the highlights of a busy day yesterday at the Bok Center was an impromptu discussion with a few colleagues and student fellows about what I suppose one might call the ecology of making these days in the arts and humanities.