Educating a Valuer
Jul 07, 2022
For Rand, the good life consists in being an independent, impassioned valuer. It is notable that Rand regarded an individual’s capacity to value as, in significant part, a developmental issue, and discussed at some length what parents and educators can do to thwart or nurture this capacity in a young human being. In this talk, we’ll argue that nurturing the capacity to value is a central function of a good education, and we’ll discuss how specifically an education can do this. In particular, we’ll look at Montessori’s excellent approach to this topic, in early childhood and far beyond.