Ep. 16 - Harry Lewis and Stephen Blackwood: What's an Education For?

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Stephen Blackwood Logo  fiber_manual_record  Feb 9th, 2021


Stephen Blackwood speaks with Harry Lewis, legendary Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University (where he taught both Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg). They discuss the tragic limits of narrowly vocational approaches to education—with which many young people are pressured to conform—by contrast with education that fosters true self-reflection and a meaningful life. They also discuss cancel culture, college admissions, and freedom of speech.

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