Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote

As a general rule—never substitute the symbol for the thing signified, unless it is impossible to show the thing itself; for the child's attention is so taken up with the symbol that he will forget what it signifies.


Emile, or On Education (1762) - Book III

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As a general rule—never substitute the symbol for the thing signified, unless it is impossible to show the thing itself; for the child's attention...

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As a general rule—never substitute the symbol for the thing signified, unless it is impossible to show the thing itself; for the child's attention...

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As a general rule—never substitute the symbol for the thing signified, unless it is impossible to show the thing itself; for the child's attention...

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As a general rule—never substitute the symbol for the thing signified, unless it is impossible to show the thing itself; for the child's attention...