Invention: The Art of the Liberal Arts, by J. Scott Lee, is about freedom. It shows with erudition and wit the way that the freedom gained through the liberal arts has always been, and will always be, the source of invention and thus the source of our future. Scott Lee has been reflecting on the humanities and the teaching of the liberal arts for many years. He was the Executive Director of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, an organization with promotes the reading of foundational books around the globe. His mind and his writing ranges widely among those books, as well as the arts and cultures that produced them.
The world needs the liberal arts more than ever it has. The freedom and invention that exploring our humanness offers is our best hope. This book explores and strengthens that hope. It’s fun, too.