Amy Gutmann cites Oakeshott

Oakeshott cited by Penn State President in convocation address. (Quote from “The Idea of A University,” p. 103, Voice of Liberal Learning, Yale 1989.)

Succumbing to the temptation of easy answers would be fatal to your intellectual growth. You did not come to Penn to regress into what Michael Oakeshott called “the clamorous and conflicting absolutes of adolescence.” Rather, you came here as intellectual adventurers who, by wrestling with complexity, will raise the caliber of discourse in our society.