This essay was written on the classic text by Jean Jacques Rousseau – “Emile or On Education”. This seems to be the origin of a lot of the arguments for self-directed learning and also the source of their confusion. Rousseau posits a concept called well regulated freedom, which is actually a highly controlled kind of freedom. He makes references to the difficulty of the distinction when he refers to a confusion between ‘license and liberty’ (p.80). In believe that in his view, liberty will lead to happy children, whereas license will lead to spoiling.
A busy week that was supposed to be a catch up week - Spring Break. What Break? Had a lovely chat with my Dad, finished reading a bunch of texts for Anthropology study, Travelled to Toronto and was SUPER BUSY.
This essay is concerned with two texts by Plato: Gorgias and The Apology. It was written as my first paper for the Philosophy and Education class with John Fantuzzo. Through some strange coincidence or seredipity, I chose to put the wrestling image with the text, which also shaped the title. Later I discovered that Fantuzzo was a former wrestler himself. He appreciated the analogy and allusions. Read more