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ERIC Number: EJ1039459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
This Is (Not) a Philosopher: On Educational Philosophy in an Age of Psychologisation
Vansieleghem, Nancy
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v32 n6 p601-612 Nov 2013
Nowadays there is a renewed interest in philosophy as art-of-living. Several prominent authors have pointed out the return of the notion of the good life in philosophy, particularly understood as a form of normative ethics. Questions such as: how should I live have been taken up as a resistance against the dominances of a neo-liberal discourse in all areas of life. This paper is concerned with this renewed interest in philosophy as art-of-living and the form of education that supports this. The main idea is that the commitment from which we live is a subject of change. This way, art-of-living comprises the possibility and the effort to lead on's life in a reflective way, and not to let it simply go by. Historically this has been connected to the process of becoming educated. In this paper I will take a closer look at this renewed interest in philosophy as the art-of-living by contrasting two different readings of philosophy as the art-of-living. One that is inspired by Oscar Brenifier and one that is inspired by the late Foucault.
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Language: English
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