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[Xmca-l] Re: The value of Philosophy: xmca and the GOP

We need more pegs in the world.  :)


On 11 November 2015 at 16:20, Peg Griffin <Peg.Griffin@att.net> wrote:

> Kim, Mike, Peter,
> Yes! Yes! Yes!
> My reaction for Rubio was sort of sticking out an intellectual tongue:  I
> wanted to send him a crate of Studs Terkel's book "Working,"
> You've given me impetus to aim for something a tad more useful.
> Peg
> PS Thinking about the false dichotomy in addition to non-facts, do you
> think Rubio knows about the read-alouds for workers in the cigar-making
> workshops in Cuba?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces+peg.griffin=att.net@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
> xmca-l-bounces+peg.griffin=att.net@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peter
> Smagorinsky
> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:29 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The value of Philosophy: xmca and the GOP
> Mike, the "need more welders" line has been around conservative circles
> for a while now, part of conservative anti-intellectualism. I wrote a
> response to one a little while back at
> http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2015/02/09/opinion-issue-isnt-welding-vs-chaucer-its-how-to-remove-barriers-to-college/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:
> xmca-l-bounces+smago=uga.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:14 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [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.
> Hmmmmm
> mike​
> --
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch