Bulletin Volume 13-14

Bulletin Volume 13-14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...form or standard showing that the proposed aim is not ultimate. Moreover, is it right to start with the statement that a man must always be the creature of his circumstances as a first principle? Can a man not change and modify his surroundings to some extent to suit his purposes? To affirm that a person should submit himself wholly to his surroundings is just as right, and certainly quite as wrong on philosophical grounds, as to say that he should pay no attention to his circumstances, should not pay homage to his Creator, obey his parents, and respect the rights of his fellows. And again, so far as this theory is true, is it not really a truism? For every creature, even a disembodied spirit, so far as it has any surroundings at all, must adapt itself partially to its environment; no creature can divest itself of its created nature., The assertion of the biologist that education must fit a man to live a fuller life is neither illuminating nor elevating. If the evolutionist really wishes to justify himself against the charge of indefiniteness he will be forced to hold that a man should adjust himself to his physical or psychical environment or both. These aims have received, however, special names; they are held by some who do not accept the doctrine of evolution; and the objections urged against them will be all the more telling against the mere evolutionist. THE VOCATIONAL VIEW In commercial centres, where men lead a strenuous life and where competition is high, this view is common. Parents often tell the head master that what they want for their boy is an education which will enable him to occupy a station in life, to advance, and, one day, to become independent. Ruskin refers to it thus: "An education which shall keep a good coat...show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 767g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785967
  • 9781236785961