"A Liberal Education" Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

"A Liberal Education"
A discussion of the article "A Liberal Education is Key to a Civil Society", author unknown.
# 62304 | 1,336 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Nov 20, 2005 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Higher) , English (Analysis) , Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper discusses an article of unknown penmanship, "A Liberal Education is Key to a Civil Society". The paper examines the writer's ideas that the current state of the ethics curricula in business schools leaves much to be desired. The paper provides examples from the Harvard Business School as well as the Oregon State University, to illustrate the poor state of education towards ethical business behavior.

From the Paper:

"In regard to providing a liberal education, the author of "A Liberal Education is Key to a Civil Society" proposes that specialized disciplines such as engineering may be doing a better job of creating a well-educated graduate than the liberal arts disciplines. To that author, well-educated means well-versed in great thoughts by great thinkers, arguably those thoughts that, applied to the conduct of everyday life, would prevent the plethora of egregious failures of ethics currently rampant in U.S. life, from tiled halls of Enron and its like to the marble halls of Congress, to the carpeted halls of the White House. Whether the author of "A Liberal Education..." is correct or not, in some small and narrow way, one conclusion is beginning to be unavoidable: there is no honesty nor wisdom nor even knowledge of the foundations of our republic in academia. Without those things existing there, and existing there in robust form, it is highly unlikely that the erosion of American life and liberty will cease any time soon."

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