Thiruvallur’s thirukkural and Francis Bacon’s Of Studies: A Comparative Study On Education
Keywords:Education, Wisdom, Renaissance, Delight, ornament
The ideas and concepts about education have spread over the whole work Thirukural. Though the whole work says about education, this paper attempts to explain learning, ignorance, hearing and wisdom give more importance and more stress to education. Education is a good ornament and wealth for a person. Only through education, one can identify the good and the bad. Letters and numbers are the two eyes of the man. As a capacious and pragmatic mind of the Renaissance, Bacon dwells on the subject of studying books and their uses in his essay, Of Studies.Studies' have a three-fold purpose: 'delight', 'ornament' and 'ability'. Books may be read for attaining delight, for being ornamental in discourses, and for achieving ability. It must be ratified by experience, just as experiences are trimmed by studies.
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