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Objections and Replies

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In this chapter I consider a number of potential objections to Holt’s views on learning and education. In a change of mode, the chapter is not a continuous exposition. Instead, I first state an objection and then give a relatively self-contained essay in answer to it. The aim of these essays is not simply the negative work of rebuttal and refutation. Rather, through answering each objection, the chapter as a whole aims to enrich and extend the abstract framework provided in the previous chapter. In other words, this is a continuation of the previous chapter’s exposition of Holt’s views, but done in a somewhat more dialogical manner.


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