All human societies, previous and current, have had a vested curiosity in training; and a few wits have claimed that teaching (at its greatest an academic activity) is the second oldest occupation. LAPES seeks to introduce to a large United States audience information about Latin American philosophies and theories of schooling by providing scholars, college students and practising academics opportunities to study in collaborative style the varied assortment of philosophical and theoretical works on schooling produced in Latin America. We thus know of his philosophy of training primarily through brief passages in different works.

Thomas Brickhouse and Nicholas Smith supply a nuanced account of Socratic educating and Socratic methodology, while Amélie Rorty argues for the academic importance of creativeness and sketches methods for growing it within the classroom. Michael Degenhardt studied economics at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he discovered (too late) that philosophy was more worthwhile. He …