PLATO AND PRESENT-DAY EDUCATION
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The charge of anti-democratic tendencies being withdrawn, can it be taken as admitted that Platonic and modern conditions are sufficiently alike for us to apply directly to our present-day school systems the principles which we derive from the Dialogues ? Well, hardly. There are certain differences between Plato’s time and ours : differences insisted upon quite as much by the classical scholar as by the modern educational authority ; and before we can apply Plato’s ideas to our own times, these differences must be stated and evaluated.