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Guiding students to answer their own questions: Plato’s Meno Introduction Plato’s curriculum could be summarized as “Education as Constructive Frustration”. On the surface many of Plato’s dialogs seem either frustratingly heavy or seemingly simplistic. Plato, at any rate, was a … Continue reading
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How did man “get along” before government? What came first, government or man? Will we every know?! In much the same way that “atom smashers” collide atoms so they can see how the subatomic particles interact with each other (to … Continue reading
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How do you describe light in terms of shadows? You certainly can’t construct light from its absence. How does one reveal to another what the other has yet to experience? With all due respect to Mr. Morrison, I don’t believe … Continue reading
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