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[Xmca-l] The value of Philosophy: xmca and the GOP
Kim et al-- One of the big applause lines at the GOP debate last night
came from Marco Rubio. Declaring (falsely) that welders earn more than
philosophers, he got his applause by declaring "We need more welders and
less philosophers" (qouted from memory).
Given the high value placed on critical thinking, never mind the ground
rules of civil discourse, our admiration
for children-as-philosophers, among xmca participants, the applause might
give one pause. A reminder of the centrality of values in the organization
of educational activities.
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch