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TRIVIUM AND QUADRIVIUM. "What is the purpose of a liberal arts undergraduate education?", asks Invisible Adjunct. To enable the graduates, should it become necessary, to restore their civilization. Furthermore, it is an error to argue, as Invisible Adjunct does, that "appeal to professionalism as a replacement for civics and morality does represent something fairly novel in the history of liberal arts education." There is no replacement. The professional is devoted to the abolition of errors, the professor to professing ideas, and the ideas of civics and morality with the most glaring errors abolished is not at all novel.

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