Friday, January 18, 2008

The questions of life

Fernando Savater is one of Spain's most eminent philosophers. He believes that books make education a truly liberating experience. He has stated that reading is fundamental in one’s educational development. "Education concerns all citizens because it undergirds human relationships, participation and tolerance. In this regard, reflective reading—in its role as a basic tool in the learning process—is essential to sustaining the health and resilience of the social fabric.

'Without falling into elitist attitudes, we have to recognize that the ability to read a book has an educational and even moral dimension that cannot be ignored."

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