Thus by indirection we have arrived at a kind of definition of general or liberal education:25 indispensable knowledge, regardless of one's specialty, of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities; the cumulative and the non-cumulative; the rational, the emotional, the spiritual, the mystical; fidelity and art; the real and the fanciful; the solemn and the sportive; self-discipline and the anarchic-the whole great range of human knowledge and feeling and character and action in the broadest horizons above and in the narrowest of crevices below, not mastered to be sure, but richly sampled.
Blackman, Edward B.
"General Education: An Essay in Definition*,"
Perspectives (1969-1979): Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol1/iss2/2