Single Idea 2847

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 4. Education / b. Aims of education]

Full Idea

One might perhaps suppose that serious activity in childhood may have for its aim the amusement of the complete and adult man.

Gist of Idea

The aim of serious childhood play is the amusement of the complete adult

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1339a30)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.462