Gregory Roper

About Gregory Roper

Gregory Roper is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dallas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Josef Pieper, Totalizing School, and Embodied Liberal Education

By |2020-05-03T13:58:51-05:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Culture, Education, Liberal Learning, Modernity|

We teachers have been hearing for years how online learning will soon sweep our worlds away. That’s possible, but my concern is more immediate: that in the rush to put our classes online, we are tempted to create a world of Total School. I am—genuinely—one of the luckiest people in the whole coronavirus pandemic. With [...]

Classical Education & Friendship

By |2020-09-28T15:52:58-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Classical Education, Education, Friendship, Liberal Learning, Virtue|

A classical education has a particular view of the human as rational and free, capable of the truth, open to and longing for the beautiful, and able to choose and act toward the good. It is also the root of many virtuous friendships, encouraging students to see in one another the shared truth, freedom, and [...]

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