Chapter

. Canons or Cannons?

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124575
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0009
. Canons or Cannons?

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This chapter discusses a clue found in Plato's Meno which indicates that people can learn only what they implicitly already know and that teaching is a kind of mutual disclosure. It asks whether it is possible to learn across cultures and comments on the meaning of canons of learning and on the quality of teaching as a mode of learning. The chapter finally draws lessons from these explorations for the enterprise of mobilizing democracy today.

Keywords: Meno; Plato; teaching; mutual disclosure; canons of learning; democracy; culture quality

Chapter.  5038 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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