Daily Archives: December 16, 2016
Is applied from a general philosophy, and so for discussing philosophy will depart from the philosophy of education. His utopian vision has been seen by many to be a precursor of what has come to be called educational sorting.” Millennia later, the American pragmatist philosopher John Dewey (1859-1952) argued that education should be tailored to the individual child, though he rejected Plato’s hierarchical sorting of students into categories.
Even in that other one, while allowing that education may fail to present the massive complexity needed to give rise to a science of its own, he nevertheless provides that education can be the beneficiary of efforts toward relating work in the recognized (social) sciences to its idiosyncratic concerns and desiderata.
I will let this pass and venture, instead, a criticism of his companion idea that, on the construal on which philosophy is defined by its analytical method, it is adaptable to …Read More