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9 pages (2007/1785); 162KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00180
In 1785 Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to his nephew and college student, Peter Carr. Jefferson's letter provides educational counsel that illuminates Jefferson's vast intellect and summarizes his philosophy of education.
From Jefferson: "An honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second." Hence Jefferson first urges Carr to remain personally truthful: "Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains, rather than do an immoral act." Second, Jefferson advises Carr to fully maximize his college education, studying the ancient and modern languages, followed by mathematics and the natural sciences. Jefferson also advises daily walking exercises as a healthy break from studying, along with reading History, Philosophy and Poetry during the available hours not designated to formal study.