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ERIC Number: EJ1039464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
The Problem of Propagation: Original Sin as Inherited Discourse
Stillwaggon, James
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v33 n1 p61-73 Jan 2014
As Modernist doctrines emphasizing the unity and agency of the educated self are increasingly set up as the straw men of contemporary educational discourses, premodern and Medieval theories of selfhood tend to disappear from the horizon of educational thought altogether. In this essay, in order to subvert this overcoming of our intellectual past, I examine Thomas Aquinas' reading of the doctrine of original sin. Relying on Graham McAleer's claim that Aquinas' metaphysical theory sanctifies the body, I argue that Aquinas' understanding of original sin relies on a discursive, pedagogical model to account for human finitude.
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Language: English
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