domingo, octubre 03, 2004

Sócrates y los Sofistas

O los sesgos de la información. Realmente se puede aplicar a cualquier disciplina del conocimiento.

"In ancient Greece, a group of traveling “wise men,’’ known as sophists, lectured on a large
variety of subjects. Their presentations were spectacular and highly influential because they
spoke beautifully.1 Socrates, on the other hand, tried to develop the minds of young people
by asking a series of carefully conceived questions; he taught his students to think.1 Socrates
considered the sophists to be poor teachers, and they believed that he was a dangerous eccentric.
Socrates continued his efforts, which eventually led to his death. The debate continues. Which
method of teaching is the best? This article, which is admittedly biased, addresses this serious question".

Es un texto muy interesante de leer.
Tomado de la Captain Morgan Library, gracias a la reseña de Rafael Bravo.