Our Educational Philosophy
William H. Marshner
The College exists to produce the one thing it promises to its students: a Catholic education. The philosophy or theory of education which guides the College, therefore, emerges in the analysis of that one thing.
Let’s start with the noun, ‘education.’ And then let’s start with a guitar. A guitar has several uses: it can be used to make money, to make merry, or to kill time: it can be used as a solo instrument or as an accompaniment, for classical repertory, flamenco, blue-grass. or rock. In all these uses the guitar is ‘”good.” because all these uses are in line with its end. in line with what it’s for. By contrast, a guitar can be used as a club, and in that use it’s not so good. A billy-club is better. Brawling departs from what a musical instrument is for. Now take this distinction between a thing’s uses and its end, and apply it to the human mind.