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Danielle Kirby Philosophy of Education My Journal week 10 Disciplinary Decadence In the introduction to the book Lewis R. Gordon sets the stage for his philosophical argument he will be making throughout the book. The overarching theme of the book involves what the author calls the Disciplinary Decadence, or in other words the decaying of discipline in the original sense of the word. Gordon quotes John Dewey who says that a disciplined person is one “who is trained to consider his actions, to undertake them deliberately…power to endure in an intelligently chosen course in face of distraction, confusion, and difficulty”. (Gordon, pg. 3) Discipline in this sense is a positive thing. It by no means resembles the meaning which it is afforded to today. In fact the modern meaning of discipline somewhat resembles the non- disciplinary actions outlined by Dewey in the same quote. These are actions which cow the spirit,
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