Current Reading

This blog is primarily for me to blog my responses to books that I'm reading. Sometimes I blog about other stuff too, though.

I'm currently sort of reading Two New Sciences by Galileo; I may or may not get around to blogging about it.

I'm also sort of reading From Sight to Light: The passage from ancient to modern optics by A. Mark Smith. Again, I may or may not get around to blogging about it.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hofstadter, chapter 14: Dewey

I haven't read Dewey, only Hofstadter's synopsis of a long and prolific career.  I will not try to summarize the summary, but I will quote the last sentence of the chapter, because it encapsulates much that is tragic in progressive education:  "And so the quest for a method of institutionalizing the proper anti-institutional methods goes on."

Indeed.

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