I’m spending a lot of time with John Dewey these days. While I had read about him in text books many times before, now is the first time I am becoming acquainted with the man through his own words. It’s a pleasure. I’m reading “Experience and Education.”
I also appreciate the man for his use of the term “in toto,” which I originally learned from my Southern mother. She used to say things like, “you can’t reject the idea in toto!”
in toto: Totally; altogether: recommendations that were adopted in toto.
I like the way the phrase “in toto” sounds ridiculous and completely pretentious at the same time. !