The essential unity of things does not come from merely putting together bit and peices from specialized disciplines


This was prompted by reading David Orr's essay on education, around the 6 myths of higher education.

"A fourth myth of higher education is that we can adequately restore that which we have dismantled. In the modern curriculum we have fragmented the world into bits and pieces called disciplines and subdisciplines. As a result, after 12 or 16 or 20 years of education, most students graduate without any broad integrated sense of the unity of things."


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