Skills, Socrates and the Sophists: Learning from History

British Journal of Educational Studies 46 (2):201 - 213 (1998)
The Sophists, and the Socratic response they provoked, are considered in order to elucidate issues raised by present-day skill-talk. These issues include: whether skills avoid questions of ends and truth; the existence of general skills, such as critical thinking; the importance of knowledge; skills and the personality; and some implications for teaching and philosophy.
Keywords Sophists  Socrates  skills
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DOI 10.1111/1467-8527.00079
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