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Art, Education, and Witness; Or, How to Make Our Ideals Clear

@article{Taylor2010ArtEA,
  title={Art, Education, and Witness; Or, How to Make Our Ideals Clear},
  author={Paul C. Taylor},
  journal={Philosophy of Education Archive},
  year={2010},
  pages={25-38}
}
  • P. Taylor
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Education Archive
I In a letter to his brother written in 1834, the great Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “The soul...never reasons, never proves, it simply perceives; it is vision.” As with so much else in Emerson’s work, and the work of most writers of consequence, this line says as much about its author as about its subject, revealing as it does the sage of Concord’s commitment to ocular metaphors, and his peculiar orientation to the work of reason. The idea of the perceiving soul is useful here, though, because… Expand
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