What I try to tell you through this time is that the most important teaching in education is truth. One of the questions I have asked most during my journey around the world is ‘what is philosophy?’ And I have asked the definition of philosophy and how they say philosophy with the definition. They say, “We are trying to understand it now.”
At that time, I have said, “Searching for truth, examining closely truth, and revealing truth is the very philosophy. Brightening the truth of what is must be one of the objectives in philosophy. The definition of the word, philosophy is study and revelation about truth.” I say like this. Therefore, philosophy is the father of education. I say like this, “It is said that philosophy is the most fundamental thing in education. The essence of all the education is philosophy. In other words, the origin of education comes from philosophy. Philosophy is said to be the fundament of all the education.”
Therefore, education is search for truth. Courses of education are learning and teaching things, delivering what exists in society as it is, installing new things, and helping to be able to gain things needed in life. However, today such things haven’t happened in our society for tens of years.
February 8 1998.