Louise Cowan Believes
Louise Cowan believes
- There is a body of â classic textsâ that constitute a necessary knowledge for members of Western civilization.
- These texts interact with--and welcome--sufficiently qualified new texts.
- Underlying these texts is an oral tradition that sustains the unconscious life of a people.
- A culture is formed by all the public virtuesâ both written and oral--cohering to form a cosmos and a code.
- Poetry is the foundation of this conscious and unconscious cosmos in which people live.
- Two kinds of learning exist: the first with the purpose of transmitting a sense of this unconstitute cosmos in which oneâ s world exists; the purpose of the second is to constitute a self. The two make up a liberal education.
- All young people should be given a liberal education.