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“People are by nature good"
Blog Posted:4/19/2013 7:25:00 AM

 

“Jean-Jacques Rousseau  was a Genevan philosopher, writer, composer, and educator. In his writings he argues that the main aim of education should be to enable individuals to develop according to their nature. Rousseau claims that people are by nature good, meaning that they are born good.”


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 My  dear beloved soupers please comment on Jean Jacques Rousseau's concept about the  aim of education. Positive and negative opinions are both welcome.




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  1. Date: 4/19/2013 11:21:00 PM
    I do not think that very young children have any concept of good or evil, they simply are...I do not think very young children have any concept of danger: does a baby know that it can die? I agree that education should allow children to develop according to their own nature. The current stream of mind-conditioning (is that what education really is?) seems to lean more towards making us all believe that we cannot uphold ourselves, according to Universal Law, without a watcher...Rousseau's philosophy could do much for humanity in its current state but there are so many angles to consider...

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    Phillips Avatar Christine Phillips Date: 4/19/2013 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your great insight on this subject matter.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Mostly agree but the "education" is the wild card because without defining education the statement in it's simplicity becomes ambiguous. If is referring to a classical education I would agree for the most part but there are many other types of educating that can and do result in evil results.

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    Phillips Avatar Christine Phillips Date: 4/19/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Craig...as usual you always have some useful thoughts.

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