Talking the Talk at least
I love the sound of this, but not the practice.
I preach this--but don't know how to
incorporate it into my aims, goals and
measurable objectives. Rubrics of straw?
Helter-skelter --appealing yet frightening;
attractive yet repulsive.
Argument is essential for
its own sake.” (Karl Popper)
conflict and in mental life
by argument and disputation....
There must be confrontation
and opposition, in order that
sparks must be kindled.
Only an open conflict of ideas
and principles can produce
Even if all were agreed on
an essential proposition, it
would be essential to give
an ear to the one person who
does not. J.S.Mill ]]
"It is the dissenters who force us to think, who
challenge received opinion, who nudge us
away from dead dogma to beliefs that have
survived critical challenge, the best that we
can hope for. Dissenters are of great value
even when they are largely or even totally
mistaken in their beliefs. As Mill put it: ‘Both
teachers and learners go to sleep at their post,
as soon as there is no enemy in the field." ’
(Nigel Warburton: "Talk With Me."
Easy for Nigel to say.
He's a philosopher.