Continuing on John Dewey's Democracy and Education (1916) ch. 1, 2, 4, and 24 with guest Jonathan Haber.
How is education different than mere conditioning, and how does it relate to habits and growth? Dewey (not Wittgenstein) invented "meaning as use"! We try to figure out whether he's just recommending what we've covered in our liberal education episodes, or something else. How does his stated goal of training people to become competent citizens relate to mutli-culturalism. Also, can education change taste?
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End song: "Too Far to Turn Around" by The Ides of March, whose leader Jim Peterik appears on Nakedly Examined Music #126.
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