Time and The Child with the subtitle A Study of Morality and Reality is a peculiar work by E. Graham Howe, published in 1934 after being delivered as five lectures at the Home and School Council of Great Britain. I have a weakness for the independent thinkers, the ones who associates freely and draws on any experiences life have dealt them. E. Graham Howe is such a one. This book is about the children and how to train them for life, but it is so much more. It is about time, philosophy, the nature of reality and morality. Moreover, the book is illustrated with some interesting infographics to make the concepts more understandable. This is from the introduction to the book:
The unbiased study of reality is a hard matter and a difficult discipline, but it should not be beyond us. It would seem
to be the criterion of all teaching, if it is to be good, that it should set itself to understand and obey the law which is behind and within all the movement of life’s experience. Rightly understood, this is the whole purpose of the scientific method. However honest we may be in the way in which we carry out this method, the fact remains that in the end we must certainly fail to gain any completeness of understanding. But this itself is good for our discipline. By teaching us the lesson of humility, it may further serve to prove that in life we are engaged in the service of a mystery, rather than an act of mastery.
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