Question #2

 

John Dewey and Plato might, in fact, agree on most of what they feel it means to be an educated person. Dewey even comments, in his less than exciting writing, that he simply takes Plato’s ideas and adds to them. I guess that’s where we all fit in as educators, since I want to take some of Plato’s ideas, some of Dewey’s ideas, and some of a whole slew of other ideas in order to help form my own philosophy. Of course, this does not mean that I have to memorize or worship the words of past philosophers, but I do have to take some meaning from them as a reader. I feel that I can take a lot from Dewey, who takes a lot from Plato, though I also feel that I can take a lot from myself.

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