Content-type: text/html ~ Stephen's Web ~ Noam Chomsky Defines What It Means to Be a Truly Educated Person

Stephen Downes

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"Humboldt," Chomsky says, "argued, I think, very plausibly, that the core principle and requirement of a fulfilled human being is the ability to inquire and create constructively, independently, without external controls." That sounds about right to me, and is certainly the sort of education I aspire to. Of course there's no shortage of people working to make sure that never happens for the population at large.

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