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Teachers should be moral exemplars

John Amos Comenius (1592-1670) is considered to be the “father of modern education.” This passage from his best known work, the Great Didactic, shows exactly why he is so highly regarded and remains ahead of this time, after so many … Continue reading

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Aristotle asks, “What does it take to be compatriots?”

“This is obvious; for suppose distinct places, such as Corinth and Megara, to be brought together so that their walls touched, still they would not be one city, not even if the citizens had the right to intermarry, which is one of the … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s pot luck theory of crowd sourcing and wisdom of the crowd

“The Principle that the multitude ought to be in power rather than the few best … For the many (hoi poloi), of whom each individual is not a good (spoudaios) man, when they meet together may be better than the … Continue reading

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Beyond Monolithic Power

three universal antidotes to the plagues which have afflicted us in the past… Continue reading

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