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Plato's War on Play

Brian Taylor for The Chronicle Review

September 29, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

"Life should be lived as play." Plato’s famous dictum appears as the preamble to countless books and syllabi on learning. It also helped inspire the pedagogical revolutions of the modern world. From Rousseau to Dewey, Froebel to Piaget, educational...

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