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ERIC Number: EJ1009160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
The Aesthetic and Moral Character of Oakeshott's Educational Writings
Corey, Elizabeth
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v47 n1 p86-98 Feb 2013
This article is an investigation of two apparently contradictory impulses in Oakeshott's writings about liberal education. On the one hand, he implied that it was primarily "aesthetic", something undertaken for its own sake with no practical consequences. On the other hand, he often implied that a student might undergo a moral transformation in the process of becoming educated. This article attempts to reconcile both these ideas in Oakeshott's thought, and to show that they are coherent within the German "Bildung" tradition. (Contains 48 notes.)
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Language: English
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