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Principles 11-15 for an education for freedom

11. An education for freedom enables the student to rule his own appetites through reason. This requires a spirited sense of one’s human dignity and a profound fear of shame, so that the student learns to order his affections, appetites, loves, and goods. (Reason doesn’t extinguis appetites and passions: it orders them into a harmony)

12. The student who will be free learns to distinguish reality from appearances

13. The student who will be free learns to love goodness more than any other good

14. An education for freedom is rooted in a faith in and perception of the following ideas: nature, honor, justice, ordered relationships, truth, goodness, beauty, and freedom itself

15. An education for freedom is rooted in but transcends tradition

(One through 10 were published in previous posts earlier this week: 1-5; 6-10, 16-23)

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