Andrew Jackson The Transformative Tradition Analysis

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Although Jackson gives a lot of his writing to defining the transformative tradition, I feel that we may not have had the time to fully discuss it in class. I think the transformative tradition is super rad, and I would like to present my favorite part of what Jackson had to say about the transformative tradition. On page 134, Jackson speaks about Socrates.

“Socrates personifies the speaker after truth. He himself professes to possess precious little knowledge about most things, except of course, for that crucial nugget of negative knowledge.”

How awesome is that? Yeah, of course, it’s really simple, and I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but Socrates is great because he knows that he doesn’t know. We so often focus on what the textbook or
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