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[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / c. Teaching]

Full Idea

If a pupil genuinely desires truth is requires only a hint to show him how to find what he is seeking.

Gist of Idea

If the pupil really yearns for the truth, they only need a hint


Novalis (Logological Fragments I [1798], 02)

Book Reference

Novalis: 'Philosophical Writings', ed/tr. Stoljar,M.M. [SUNY 1997], p.47

A Reaction

The tricky job for the teacher or supervisor is assessing whether the pupil genuinely desires truth, or needs motivating.