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In 1978 Wendell Berry delivered a commencement address to the graduates of Centre College. Although it was given almost forty years ago, its vision of placed education remains as important as ever. In this speech Berry outlines the ecological and moral order to which humans are responsible, and he p...

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Published in: Wendell Berry and Higher Education p. xi
Main Authors: JACK R. BAKER, JEFFREY BILBRO
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: The University Press of Kentucky 06-05-2017
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Summary: In 1978 Wendell Berry delivered a commencement address to the graduates of Centre College. Although it was given almost forty years ago, its vision of placed education remains as important as ever. In this speech Berry outlines the ecological and moral order to which humans are responsible, and he points to the ancient virtues that can sustain us in our proper place within this order. Berry quotes from Milton’sComusto critique gluttony and challenge the graduates to practice the virtue of temperance. The epilogue ofComusconcludes with the Spirit telling his listeners that the love of virtue is