Intellectual Humility and the Liberal Arts

Philosophy encourages intellectual humility, and intellectual humility is centrally important to a viable liberal arts education.

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Art History & the Core

Sharing the best of the past with my students enables them to more deeply understand what it means to be human and it helps them to create their own future.

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Philosophy, the University, and Hillsdale College

What is philosophy, and what role does it play in a college or university education?

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The Study of Physics within the Liberal Arts

Physics is an integral part of a liberal arts education, which means that all students, not just physics majors, should have an introduction to the field of physics.

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Psychology 101 and the Hillsdale College Core

By discovering the ideas that give life to modern psychology, students come to understand where their own commitments lie.

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The History of π

Each year on March 14, people around the world celebrate a number. That’s strange! But March 14, when written as 3/14, gives the first few digits of the famous mathematical constant π, which is approximately equal to 3.14159265358979…. What is π and why is it so special that we honor it every March 14? To understand some reasons, let’s start at the beginning, or as close to the beginning as we can find, for the history of π spans nearly 4000 years and it “has been known for so long that [its origin] is quite untraceable” (MacTutor, A history of Pi).

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