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February 23, Ayn Rand wrote an essay titled, The Comprachicos in l But in todays modern world, Ayn Rand sees comprachicos, not in the physical sense but of the mind. She discerns that her fellow professors at college are comprachicos of the mind. They are being taught, by implication, that there is no such thing as a firm, objective reality, which mans mind must learn to perceive correctly; that reality, is an indeterminate flux and can be anything the pack wants it to be; that truth and falsehood is determined by majority vote.
To the extent that a student absorbs these notions, what incentive would he have to continue his education and develop his mind?
What these sessions produce in the minds of the students is an unbearable boredom. The above paragraph was typical of most the classes I took. How did Ayn Rand see my situation? In the absence of intellectual content, the students resort to personal attacks, practicing with impunity the old fallacy of ad hominem, substituting insults for argumentswith hooligan rudeness and four-letter words accepted as part of their freedom of speech.
What is going on at this message board is exactly what Ayn Rand observed. Opinions is what is shown but no knowledge. A sign of a learned man is his ability to quote to prove a point. These posters are all products of this educational system. One doesnt have to know anything just spout opinions.
They want opinions but not knowledge. Look upon the attacks; they show the character of the men doing them.
Throughout this site you’ll find a wealth of material about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its application in everyday life. There’s a lot to discover. Oct 13, · Ayn Rand wrote an essay titled, The Comprachicos in l What are Comprachicos? (or comprapequenos in Spanish) A nomadic group in the 17th century, Comprachicos went around buying children so they could purposely physically deform them in order to produce a freak so that they could make a living entertaining kings and city people, i.e. they were turned into court jesters. EDUCATION: The Comprachicos. Victor Ayn Rand The New Left "The production of monsters--helpless, twisted monsters whose normal development has been stunted--goes on all around us. But the modern heirs of the comprachicos are smarter and subtler. They do not hide, they practice their trade in the open, the results are invisible.
Knowledge is not important but just give us your opinion. That is all that is necessary. They attack people who quote because they know nothing better. This whole society is about glorifying people to spout their opinion.
As Socrates says, Opinion errs while Knowledge is unerring.Oct 13, · Ayn Rand wrote an essay titled, The Comprachicos in l What are Comprachicos?
(or comprapequenos in Spanish) A nomadic group in the 17th century, Comprachicos went around buying children so they could purposely physically deform them in order to produce a freak so that they could make a living entertaining kings and city people, i.e. they were turned into court jesters.
I. The Psychology and Philosophy of Education of Ayn Rand as presented in ‘The Comprachicos’ Ayn Rand writes mainly about the status quo and what and who is to be blamed for such circumstances.
“Anti-Conceptual Mentality” The main characteristic of this mentality is a special kind of passivity: not passivity as such and not across-the-board, but passivity beyond a certain limit—i.e., passivity in regard to the process of conceptualization and, therefore, in regard to fundamental principles.
Throughout this site you’ll find a wealth of material about Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its application in everyday life. There’s a lot to discover. Rand says schools and culture used to be better and more rational, and the comprachicos only gained control quite recently, and the current educators had a better education themselves.
I disagree. Rand doesn't go into detail here. Twentieth-century philosopher Ayn Rand referred to educators of the time as "the Comprachicos of the mind" in her article "The Comprachicos". Her criticism was targeted especially toward educational progressivists, but also grade-school and high-school educators who, in her view, used psychologically harmful methods of education.