Avery Johnston, SNF Paideia fellow and english major from Coatesville, PA, reflects on her expectations and divergent experiences of dialogue as a Penn student. “To me, it seemed apparent that a college education ought to be concerned with seeking the truth in its various forms (scientific, ethical, civic, religious, etc.). How can we truly learn from one another, however, if we aren’t committed to humble, respectful philosophical conversation? Or if we aren’t aware of our own logical fallibility? How might we make advances closer toward the truth of things, in order that we may better society and ourselves?”Read More
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