Torrey Honors: History

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    by Paul Spears

    55:12 — September 3, 2010


    Dr. Paul Spears discusses education as it relates to dominant schools of thought in the modern university. He emphasizes that students need to have a clear definition of knowledge and the purpose o...


The Torrey Honors Institute is a Great Books honors program at Biola University, emphasizing dialogue with primary texts and community discussion. The seminar-style program is supplemented by a series of context lectures to help students understand the ways in which those Great Books exerted influence on their surrounding culture as well as the way the authors were influenced by the context in which they wrote. The context lectures presented here focus broadly on historical subjects, from Greek culture, to Hegel, to the Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate in early America.


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