Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hmm …

… Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills | Aeon Ideas. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Try giving them a classical education, with training in logic and epistemology. These would be especially useful in this so-called information age. Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is information placed in perspective. Have them read Western history up to 1600 (this is will give them an experienced mind — when they read what happened after 1600, they will see humans doing the same things as before, and be able to place them in perspective). 

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