We are attracted by our heart's desires. In love we passionately desire to possess the good, or at least what we perceive to be the good. But what we seek soon comes to possess us in thought, feeling, and action. It becomes who we are, the content of our character. In this paper I want to talk about education and Eros. I want to talk about Eros as a creative poetic force that makes new meanings and makes us who we are. I desire to reopen a conversation about what it means to educate for wisdom, that is, to teach the passions to desire the good.
"Dewey, Eros and Education,"
Education and Culture: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol11/iss2/art2