To ‘educate the mind’ — our own and that of others, to develop:
a variety of inquiry abilities;
an integrated understanding of knowledge and modes of inquiry, transcending disciplinary boundaries;
a “rational temper”, founded on the moral courage to doubt and question received knowledge in a resolute search for coherence and consistency; and,
the motivation and commitment to a life of intellectual engagement, ethical action, and responsible, compassionate functioning as global citizens.
Even the best possible kind of education that we can dream of will not solve all humanity’s problems. But, education founded on 1-4 can contribute towards human flourishing and a kinder, wiser world.