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Pragmatism

Exam-obsessed education system is like an industrial production line

I write to support Vanessa Cheng Wat-kwan's letter ('Spoon-fed system bad for pupils', January 11). Her complaints about examination-based education are justified, and not restricted to Hong Kong's local schools.

Friday, 27 January, 2012, 12:00am

Flimsy arguments

Pragmatism has become the tyranny of politics in Hong Kong. The leading political players no longer ask what is right, but what is practical. This seemingly realistic approach to politics is welcomed by many in Hong Kong who pride themselves on their practicality. But it is a dismal and often misleading way of approaching the big issues of the day.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Time we quenched that thirst to find what makes us tick

PEOPLE DON'T THINK of Hong Kong as a place where an activity as impractical as philosophy could ever play an important social role. And yet it does, far more than meets the eye.

30 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Practical campaign

I refer to the letter from John Jones headlined 'Utopian view of the world is an unattainable dream' (South China Morning Post, April 8).

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am