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ERIC Number: EJ821674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Can "Sensibility" Be Re-"Associated"? Reflections on T.S. Eliot and the Possibility of Educating for a Sustainable Environment
Stables, Andrew
Ethics and Education, v3 n2 p161-170 Oct 2008
The paper considers T.S. Eliot's "dissociation of sensibility" thesis, considering its philosophical value and attempting to defend it against published objections. While accepting some of the criticisms, it is argued that Eliot's argument is sound to a significant extent. Eliot's account retains explanatory power with regard to an enduring arts-science divide in schooling and, more broadly, in environmental ethics. In both these areas, educators can, and should, find greater synergies between arts and science, and "theoria" and "praxis," despite continuing pressures on the school curriculum to move in the opposite direction. It is suggested that an acknowledgement of living as "semiosis" can be helpful in this respect. (Contains 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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