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In Search of the Good LifeA Pedogogy for Troubled Times$
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Fred Dallmayr

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124575

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.001.0001

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. Canons or Cannons?

. Canons or Cannons?

On Mobilizing Global Democracy

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(p.154) 8. Canons or Cannons?
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In Search of the Good Life
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Fred Dallmayr

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0009

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

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