Tradition and Discovery 44 (2):4-9 (2018)

Matthew B. Crawford
University of Virginia
The transmission of knowledge requires trust, which is a moral relation between teacher and student. This relation requires the suspension of democratic/individualistic suspicion against the idea of intellectual rank and authority. Ultimately this is for the sake of an end that is affirmable by the lights of democratic individualism: the intellectual independence of the student. But education cannot itself be a democratic enterprise if it is to sustain deference to the idea of truth, as it must.
Keywords Major Philosophers  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/traddisc201844210
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