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Knowledge Is Society (Education)

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Information is the cement that holds together any human society, and a continuous process of education is necessary to assure its preservation and extension. The goal is always identical, but the stages may be marked by a different terminology, and thereby the value system sustaining a given society on its course is altered in appearance and reality. The relationship of action and thought had long been a subject of intense speculation. In the Greek tradition, the relationship was also discussed under the aspect of the development of theôria from praxis or of the problem of the priority of noêsis, nous praktikos, theôria as against praxis. The relationship between knowledge and action and the expression it finds in the life of individuals constitute the true measure of the worth of any given society.

Keywords: education; knowledge; society

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