The Structures of Growth: Learning Is No Easy Task

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The Structures of Growth: Learning Is No Easy Task

Post by cwconrad » June 22nd, 2014, 7:41 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/opini ... -task.html

This item by NYT columnist David Brooks appeared several days ago; I noted it then but didn't read it until this morning. Much of what it has to say is relevant to the process(es) of learning a language. It may not ring a bell with everybody, but I found it rather intriguing.
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οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)

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