Thursday, 6 June 2013

Why must French pupils master philosophy?

Why must French pupils master philosophy?

The purpose of teaching philosophy was - and remains, in theory - to complete the education of young men and women and permit them to think. 

To see the universal arguments about the individual and society, God and reason, good and bad and so on, and thus escape from the binding imperatives of the now - by which I mean the dictatorship of whatever ideas are most pressingly forced on us in the day-to-day by government, media, fashion, political correctness and so on.