Autodidactic Press is dedicated to two propositions:
That lifelong learning is fundamental to
living a full and interesting life.
That the learning necessary to gain
competence in a job or career is far, far more important than
how or where
it is acquired.
Self-education is the essence of genuine learning.
Self-education provides the vitality that enables us to turn information
into knowledge and to use it in such a way that it adds meaning to life.
Indeed, without the dynamism of self-education, we fail to develop our
own interests to the degree that they become driving forces in their own
right. When our motivation arises from internal sources the value of
lifelong learning becomes readily apparent to us.
Adult learning is more than alternative education,
self-help, self-study, or training. Self-directed inquiry can free you
from the cultural traps of today’s postmodern world. When you think for
yourself, you take control of your life. Intellectual ability and
critical thinking soon become substitutes for paper credentials. You'll
enjoy a higher quality of life, make smarter career choices, and begin
to see ways to better our society. Simply stated aggressive learning is
the most practical guide to a passionately rewarding life.
September University as an idea
is a metaphor for intellectual maturity. It represents an ambitious
quest on behalf of posterity.
Committed to lifelong learning as the lifeblood of
democracy and the key to living life to its fullest. Dedicated to
furthering education not as something you get but as something you
Founded in 1987, by
Charles D. Hayes, Autodidactic Press represents an intellectual
odyssey through more than 30 years of intensive self-education. Read
Self-University and then Beyond the American Dream,
The Rapture of Maturity and September University
you will gain a profound understanding of the concept of lifelong