The End of Education

The Fragmentation of the American University

What should be the distinctive calling of the American Catholic university or college here and now? It should be to challenge its secular counterparts by recovering both for them and for itself a less fragmented conception of what an education beyond high school should be, by identifying what has gone badly wrong with even the best of secular universities. From a Catholic point of view the contemporary secular university is not at fault...

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Alasdair MacIntyre teaches philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.