When a movement can’t survive criticism…(Click this title to read more.)

Feminist philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers enjoys the way that she and her fellow philosophers can sharply, even angrily, disagree on various points and still be friends and go out for drinks later. When debate on a particular movement breaks up friendships, it seems probable that the movement has stopped moving and has become a religion in which…

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The tentative learning style (click this title to read more)

Years ago, while researching parenting philosophies, I delved into the ideas of the Taking Children Seriously movement, which is based on the educational philosophy of Austrian-British philosopher of science and professor Karl Popper (1902-1994). While I have not found TCS philosophy workable for all aspects of my parenting, I did and do find Popper's theory about how people learn to be…