ERIC Number: EJ1180794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
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Groundworks for a Pedagogy of Evolutionary Love Ethics: Archetypes of Moral Imagination in the Pragmatisms of Peirce and Addams
Moses, Russell G.
Educational Theory, v67 n6 p713-725 Dec 2017
In this essay, Russell G. Moses argues that Charles Sanders Peirce's article "Evolutionary Love" establishes a general normative framework for a logic of evolutionary, progressive imagination that can be used to elucidate an evolutionary continuity between the normative works of Jane Addams, John Dewey, and Alain Locke. This exercise contributes to an understanding of pragmatism as a philosophy that seizes insights from evolution in order to normatively reconstruct dynamic meanings of truth, reality, ethics, politics, and art. In a dynamic model of progressive evolution--one homologous to the Golden Rule of "love your neighbor"--we find a normative cosmology that animates the moral imagination of philosophy toward what Addams called "democracy and social ethics." Moses concludes that in the Peircean model, together with subsequent developments, we may ultimately apprehend that evolution suggests a general form of development that may be hypothesized as a worthy normative guide for universal progressive education.
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, Models, Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Moral Values, Politics, Social Behavior, Art
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