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Westworld and Philosophy


What the Jesuit humanistic tradition aims to do is to help the fly to fly out of the bottle—that is, to allow students to escape the confines of their experiences, to expand their awareness beyond the comfort zones of thinking in which they have grown up, to expose them to other cultures and to other modes of thought, to lift them beyond the quotidian, help them free themselves from the bondage of unexamined assumptions, and expand the areas in which they dare to ask questions, in their future professions and about life itself.

— John W. O’Malley, S.J.