Unformatted text preview: the actual explanation for what is correct and why, and reasoning is the act of doing so. In Rousseau’s opinion, the ability to reason comes with age and wisdom, and that children cannot reason, because they are not capable. 4. When children are taught to reason at an age that is too early for them to understand, we teach them duplicity. They are able to be duplicitous because they believe that if they mess up, as long as they are not found out they will be ok. They believe that if they do something wrong it’s bad, but they don’t understand that lying about it is worse. They do not understand that dishonesty is worse than making a mistake and doing something wrong....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2009 for the course PHI 108 taught by Professor Hesse during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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