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Who Teaches The Teacher?


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#1 groovicus

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:15 AM

In a village, the teacher teaches everyone who does not teach themself, but no one else.
Who teaches the teacher?

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:24 AM

The previous village teacher.

Or the one from the next village over.

Edited by KoanYorel, 07 April 2006 - 11:25 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:24 AM

I guess the answer might be..

Other people who "teach" or learn for themselves in the village?

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:48 AM

Additionally,

When one assesses a teacher one should not ask so much what did he teach me, but did he teach me how to learn.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:52 AM

Koan..Thats som deep thinkin!

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:17 PM

The teacher is taught by the village. The teacher learns from teaching.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:32 PM

i agree with unwanted, although pandy could be also correct..

Is there an answer?

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:36 PM

The teacher is eiether self-taught (which would of course involve anothers involvement as in the written word) or taught by the village teacher from a generation before.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:43 PM

The teacher is eiether self-taught (which would of course involve anothers involvement as in the written word) or taught by the village teacher from a generation before.



One does not require the written word to be taught! Merely an open mind

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:46 PM

This is kinda like the "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" and similarly to that, we are now just going to go round and round in circles!
Saying that, and to fuel another debate, what DID come first, the chicken or the egg?:thumbsup:

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:48 PM

You all came up with better answers than I had... this is a variation of Russel's paradox, which is a mathematical theorem that states "Does the set of all sets that do not contain themselves contain itself".

Anyway, this is where I have to wrap my head in duct tape to keep it from exploding.... :thumbsup: (excuse the grammar... I changed the question a bit so nobody would google the answer, and I get confused trying to remember when to use themself or themselves)

-If the teacher teaches themself, then they does not teach themself, for the teacher teaches only those who do not teach themselves.
-If the teacher does not teach themself, then they do teach themself, for the teacher teaches everyone who does not teach themself.


Perfectly clear--- not.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:55 PM

:thumbsup: HUH?

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:55 PM

The teacher is taught by experience. It can be by reading or study, by being taught himself by an "elder", by living it, or by observation. They take that information and create their basis of thought.

The teacher can never be the teacher without first being a student and remaining as such.

Edited by rigel, 07 April 2006 - 03:57 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:58 PM

Unwanted, now barred and rigel have the correct answers...

i think....but whadda i kno?

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:02 PM

Such a teacher does not exist.
One could also say, "But wait! There is no such thing as a set that contains all sets that don't contain themselves. "
One could also say, "The teacher is already taught before he comes to the village, and the villagers have nothing to do with that."

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Edited by jgweed, 07 April 2006 - 04:07 PM.

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