IV.1 On laws of education

, par Stewart

The laws of education are the first ones we receive ; and as they prepare us to be citizens, each individual family should be governed on the model of the great family that includes all of them.

If the people in general has a principle, the parts that make it up, in other words the families, will have it too. The laws of education will thus be different in each kind of government ; in monarchies, their objective will be honor ; in republics, virtue ; in despotism, fear.