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What the liberally educated person exemplifies

Gaines Post Jr., professor of history at the University of Texas, Austin, asserts that the liberally educated person exemplifies the following qualities:

* Literate and discerning participation in the life of the community.

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* Historical and aesthetic perception.

* Critical awareness of the connections and dissimilarities among major fields of knowledge.

* Informed judgment of how knowledge can be used or abused.

* An appreciation of individual solitude and international independence.

For further discussion of these issues see ''The New Liberal Arts,'' by White , et al. (free), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 630 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10111.

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