28 June 2013

Why does France insist school pupils master philosophy?

Hugh Schofield asks "Why does France insist pupils master philosophy?

I am merely awe-inspired by the change that has come over my daughter since she started her philosophy studies. A year ago she was utterly lost - panicked by the density and abstraction of it all. Today she is not just at ease, she is enthusiastic. A world of thought has indeed been opened to her.
So is it absurd to desire the impossible? Can one ever be certain of being right? Is art real?