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" The only freedom that is of enduring importance is freedom of intelligence, that is to say, freedom of observation and of judgment exercised in behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worth while. "
Experience And Education - Page 60
by John Dewey - 2007 - 96 pages
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Autonomy and Schooling

Eamonn Callan, Professor of Educational Policy Studies Eamonn Callan - Education - 1988 - 164 pages
...case freedom is at stake in some significant respect. Consider the following statement of John Dewey: "The only freedom that is of enduring importance is...intelligence, that is to say, freedom of observation and judgment on behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worthwhile."6 It is certainly true that greater...
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John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism

Steven C. Rockefeller, Auriol Stevens, Steven Rockefeller - Biography & Autobiography - 1991 - 683 pages
...his thinking adheres to the idea that intelligence and truth are the key to freedom. He writes that "the only freedom that is of enduring importance is...exercised in behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worthwhile." 86 In other words, a free person is one who is able to form his or her purposes intelligently,...
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The New Freedom: Individualism and Collectivism in the Social Lives of Americans

William A. Donohue - Social Science - 1995 - 250 pages
...order means to carry chosen ends into operation." As to the proper meaning of freedom, Dewey said, "The only freedom that is of enduring importance is...behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worth while." And the purpose of education was clear: "The ideal aim of education is creation of power of self-control."12...
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Educational Reform: A Deweyan Perspective

Douglas J. Simpson, Michael John Brierley Jackson - Education - 1997 - 345 pages
...subject to the will of another. Yet he made no such pronouncement, preferring instead to claim that "the only freedom that is of enduring importance is...behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worth while" (EE, 6l). He held that the dichotomy of negative and positive freedom, freedom from restraint and freedom...
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Habits of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

Antonio T. De Nicolás - Education - 2000 - 584 pages
...attendant of all social relationships. At the very least, it is the oil which prevents or reduces friction. "mere formalities." They may become merely outward...judgment exercised in behalf of purposes that are intrinisically worth while. The commonest mistake made about freedom is, I think, to identify it with...
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Confucian Democracy: A Deweyan Reconstruction

Sor-hoon Tan - Philosophy - 2003 - 258 pages
...choice and unimpeded effective action to each other" (L3.104). Intelligence is the key to this relation. "The only freedom that is of enduring importance is...intelligence, that is to say, freedom of observation and judgment exercised in behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worth while" (L3.39). While he often...
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