Socratic Wisdom & The Knowledge of Children

Philosophy Now 131:27-29 (2019)

Maria daVenza Tillmanns
University of California, San Diego
Thinking together not only binds us, but also allows us to explore unknown, perhaps unknowable, territory with joy, curiosity and confidence. Through asking children what they in some sense already know through their intuitive knowledge and putting thinking itself into question, we can help them become more aware of themselves as thinking beings. And as thinking beings children can learn the skills they’re taught in school, but not at the expense of their own thinking. With their thinking intact, they can skillfully apply what they learn in school to the world in which they live.
Keywords Socrates, Children, Moral Compass, Intuitive Knowledge
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