Everything I need to know I learned from Google and Wikipedia. If I'm in a real hurry I just ask Siri. And since I don't like reading I tend to search for videos that teach me things on Youtube. If there is some pesky copyright barrier on Youtube, alas, I turn to Netflix.
This would actually be a cheap, efficient and highly desirable education program if the Web was something other than the garbage heap of spam, half-truths and outright misinformation that it has become. That's why scholars like Jeffrey Brenzel, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Joseph Luzzi, Stephen Greenblatt and Peter Lawler, among others, are absolutely indispensable today.
In his Floating University lecture Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Essential Value of a Classic Education, Yale philosopher Jeffrey Brenzel presents five "rough and ready criteria" for identifying a classic of literature or philosophy or politics that, he argues, will not only enhance your education, but help you live better.
How do we transfer knowledge today as quickly and efficiently as possible? Big Think has interviewed over 3,000 experts to do just that, and today we are highlighting a few of the leading voices who will tell you how to best pursue a liberal education in the 21st century.