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Recently, I have been thinking about the problems of modern universities. We know that universities are supposed to be places that we go to get educated at. We also ‘ know’ that they are supposed to be good places to be taught, that they help us find good jobs and that good research goes on … Continue reading Sinking the Modern University | Simply Philosophy

So far, I have discussed the research and credentialing purposes of the modern university. Cultural formation is a process that trains citizens in the knowledge of their country and their common humanity while giving them moral and intellectual virtues. Universities are often places in which students learn about their country, form their values and learn … Continue reading Cultural Formation – Simply Philosophy

How Much Education is Enough? – Simply Philosophy

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One of the problems of discussing education is knowing how much education is enough education. We might claim that everyone should know a list of various things: reading, writing, basic history and geography and common science. But when computers became more prevalent we suddenly found a need to add them to our educational list. In … Continue reading How Much Education is Enough? – Simply Philosophy

Education and the State | Simply Philosophy

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I have already discussed what education is and given arguments for why parents are ultimately responsible for their child’ s education. However, there are a few more matters to be mentioned before digging deeper into the nature of education. These are two different issues. First, what is the role of the government in education. Second, … Continue reading Education and the State | Simply Philosophy

Education and Parents | Simply Philosophy

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I have previously mentioned that education is not job training or knowledge acquisition. Education is the process of equipping citizens to pursue their goods in society. Sometimes adults need education, especially if they failed to receive an education or they received an incomplete or improper education. Most of the time, it is children that need … Continue reading Education and Parents | Simply Philosophy

Education and the Good | Simply Philosophy

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In the first post in this series, I claimed that education was preparing someone to pursue their good. I also offered several arguments for that conclusion. Before any serious arguments can be made, two things need to be clarified. We need to know what ” preparation” is and what ” their good” is. The good … Continue reading Education and the Good | Simply Philosophy