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ERIC Number: EJ1119991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Rethinking the "Social" in Educational Research: On What Underlies Scheme-Content Dualism
Misawa, Koichiro
Ethics and Education, v11 n3 p326-337 2016
Approaches to studying the "social" are prominent in educational research. Yet, because of their insufficient acknowledgement of the social nature of human beings and the reality we experience, such attempts often commit themselves to the dualism of scheme and content, which in turn is a by-product of the underlying dualism of reason and nature that has characterised modern thinking. Drawing largely on John McDowell's argument, this paper attempts to illuminate the sense that nature, nurture and human nature are interconnected and that the capacity to be responsive to reasons is a necessary prerequisite for the essential nature of human beings as social and natural animals at the same time. It ends by acknowledging the importance of philosophy in the study of education as a primary discipline that highlights distinctive features of human beings that make us the kind of beings we are, and by briefly mentioning how we could do more than draw obvious but trivial "educational implications" from McDowell's argument.
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Language: English
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