Robert C. Koons

About Robert C. Koons

Robert C. Koons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Paradoxes of Belief and Strategic Rationality (which won the Aarlt Prize) and Realism Regained. He has been at UT for 24 years, after having studied philosophy at Michigan State, Oxford and UCLA.

Dark Satanic Mills of Mis-Education: Some Proposals for Reform

By |2018-12-12T18:00:15-06:00October 31st, 2016|Categories: Education, Featured, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Liberal Learning, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Robert C. Koons, as he explores the ways in which we may reform the higher education system. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher The “higher education system” in the United States has metastasized to the point that the body politic will soon be [...]

Dark Satanic Mills of Mis-Education: Some Proposals for Reform

By |2015-05-27T13:22:40-05:00October 7th, 2012|Categories: Education, Featured, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Liberal Learning|Tags: |

The “higher education system” in the United States has metastasized to the point that the body politic will soon be unable to sustain it. Tuition and fees have grown at more than three times the cost of living in the last two decades, outstripping even the rise in the cost of medical care. These [...]

The War of the Three Humanisms: Irving Babbitt and the Recovery of Classical Learning

By |2016-07-26T15:39:50-05:00April 5th, 2012|Categories: Classical Education, Classical Learning, Irving Babbitt, Liberal Learning|Tags: |

Irving Babbitt Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?—T.S. Eliot, Choruses from the Rock Irving Babbitt (1865–1933) is not much remembered today, except perhaps through Sinclair Lewis’s snarky naming of the eponymous villain of the satire of mid-American manners and mores, Babbitt, [...]