Education and the Good Life

@article{Haack1981EducationAT,
  title={Education and the Good Life},
  author={Robin Haack},
  journal={Philosophy},
  year={1981},
  volume={56},
  pages={289 - 302}
}
  • R. Haack
  • Published 1 July 1981
  • History
  • Philosophy
In this paper there is some old news, but not, I hope, stale news. I shall reiterate the view that the dominant aim of education is to contribute to the good life for individuals, an aim expressed by J. S. and Harriet Mill in their famous essay On Liberty. But the paper is not stale news because it is no longer commonplace to defend individualism. The Mills' essay now appears to be a subversive document. Secondly, characterizing the good life at least partly in terms of ‘self-cultivation’ and… 

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