“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and in his joy he went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matt 13
“The totality of our so-called knowledge or beliefs, from the most casual matters of geography and history to the profoundest laws of atomic physics or even of pure mathematics and logic, is a man-made fabric which impinges on experience only along the edges. Or, to change the figure, total science is like a field of force whose boundary conditions are experience. A conflict with experience at the periphery occasions readjustments in the interior of the field. Truth values have to be redistributed over some of our statements. Re-evaluation of some statements entails re-evaluation of others, because of their logical interconnections -- the logical laws being in turn simply certain further statements of the system, certain further elements of the field.” Two Dogmas of Empiricism, Quine, 1951
The wonder of a fieldWe often speak of "fields" when we refer to our studies or vocations. One reason for this is that "fields" provide both a subject and a context.
I have put together some thoughts on "education" as part of a larger field which might help us put
Education In Context.