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Idolaters, Iconoclasts, and Iconophiles: The Productive Ideal and Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education Archive. 2014. P. 302-310.

Within classical liberalism, we are free to pursue our private ideals of the good life, as long as we do not infringe on the rights and interests of others. Whether politics can really be non- teleological is debatable. 1 It is difficult to see how the contemporary state with its broad social policy agenda can be confined to the boundaries set by the classical liberalism theory. However, even assuming it can, the same principle is simply inapplicable to education. An educator by definition must embrace a shared ideal of the good life. ...