„By drawing an object the children will also learn a fundamental doctrine of philosophy“

An Old Man's Thoughts on Many Things, Of Education I
Context: By drawing an object the children will also learn a fundamental doctrine of philosophy; but I don't recommend letting them know what the doctrine is. They will discover it some time. We do not draw objects as they are: we draw them as they seem to be. To the eye things are what they seem to be, but they are in reality, if you know what that means, something else.

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