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‘What would a wise person do?’: On counteracting the Cartesian emphasis in our schools.

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‘What would a wise person do?’: On counteracting the Cartesian emphasis in our schools.

In this knowledge-obsessed world we live in where wisdom is all too rare, I reckon we need to acknowledge where Descartes fell short. God knows I sang from the Cartesian hymnsheet (“I think, therefore I am”) for long enough, but if we do not temper our appreciation of ‘thinking’ with an awareness of when ‘thinking’ is entirely insufficient – and sometimes detrimental, then we are doing both ourselves and our students a great disservice.

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