Quote by Allan Bloom

The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.

The most important function of the university in an age of r


This quote suggests that in a society driven by rationality and logic, universities have a vital role in safeguarding reason from its own pitfalls. As reason alone can sometimes lead to narrow-mindedness or hubris, the university acts as a guardian by encouraging critical thinking, exposing students to diverse perspectives, and promoting intellectual humility. By ensuring that reason is not governed solely by self-serving interests or dogmatic thinking, the university advocates for a well-rounded and balanced approach to knowledge, helping to cultivate intellectually responsible individuals in an age of reason.

By Allan Bloom
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