Both Professor Elliott’s paper and Mr Langford’s reply focus on three related areas of philosophical problems of educational significance and my comments will therefore be organised around these. I shall look first at what is meant by ‘the development of mind’ and the place of education in mental development; secondly, at the nature of systematic disciplines and their significance for both mental development and education; and thirdly, and very briefly, at the question of the justification of education in general.
KeywordsCommon Understanding Liberal Education Mental Ability Truth Criterion Logical Object
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