“The Young Philosophers. On Education.” Out – February 9th!

– The reasons are many, I believe. – Yan said calmly. His expression resembled the animation of remembering something that was said before. – The manifestations of our learning capacity comes at a stage where it is already formed to a major degree and all we have to do is to witness its particular individualizations. But May was right when she mentioned that our ability to learn is preceded by our faculty to understand. We need understanding to correlate the thought with a meaningful context and to make it belong to the environment of shared knowledge. This is an initializing process of formation which occurs way before the actual start of the educational training. The mind is first invited to the world of man by being introduced to human’s native and inherent ways to approaching reality before it is consciously and intentionally incapacitated to produce judgments on the exterior reality. The infant is introduced to the world of its kin by directly and unobstructedly observing the Being in its natural occurrence.

– Perfect! – Aristo was excited to announce. – But it never really understands the vision. The picture in front of its gaze represents the constant flow of men enacting unconsciously the models of human interaction with the world. It is involved in their self-realization, incapable to stop the influence they exercise on its clear consciousness.

– Yes, Aristo, that is what I think as well. At that stage, the mind functions but not yet as consciousness. – Yan suddenly turned his gaze to May’s beautiful face. – So we are, in a very direct way, taught to have selves; society’s formation is first and foremost placing the base of our own human identity. Not as a set personification, but as the empty vessel in expectancy of experience and content of its own. We are shaped to need identity.

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