Professor Margarita Mooney Suarez, Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute and founder of the Scala Foundation, has just published her new book, The Love of Learning. This work tells the stories of how seven renowned scholars fell in love with learning, and it invites readers to join the long, ongoing conversation about truth, goodness, and beauty that has its roots in the beginning of Western civilization and is still, as these contributors show, alive and vibrant today. Through examples of people who have pursued excellence through the liberal arts, this book explores the key ideas and thinkers who shape the way we think about and practice education. The rich conversations in The Love of Learning show how the liberal arts tradition can make each of us more fully human — and our culture more humane.
“The impediments to a liberating education in our day and age are many, but Margarita Mooney has recast our challenges as tremendous opportunities for a revival of a genuinely humanizing education. The Love of Learning: Seven Dialogues on the Liberal Arts is not merely a case for restoration, it is a deeply enriching exemplification of what such a restoration looks like.”
–Jonathan J. Sanford, President and Professor of Philosophy, University of Dallas
“Presented as a series of pedagogical dialogues between scholars, this book is not merely a conversation about the liberal arts, it exemplifies the liberal arts as conversation.”
–James Bernard Murphy, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College