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Education?

This examines the nature of education in general as well as its connection to other social and political organizations.

Education and the Good

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 of someone comes in three parts: the work they are best suited for, t...

Education and Parents

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 to be educated. When we discuss children, we shoul...

Education and the State

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, if parents are responsible for their child’ s educ...

How Much Education is Enough?

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 fact, no such list is ever right for all circumstances and situati...