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ERIC Number: EJ883101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
The Aesthetic and the Spiritual Attitude in Learning: Lessons from Simone Weil
Caranfa, Angelo
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v44 n2 p63-82 Sum 2010
This essay attempts to set out the fundamental notions--attention, detachment, silence, solitude, prayer, and apprenticeship--of Weil's educational method, claiming that such a pedagogy expresses a vision of learning in which the moral, the aesthetic, and the spiritual life are harmoniously balanced. Simone Weil's approach to education is not only a critique of today's method of problem solving, of searching, and of rationalization but also of those who speak of learning apart from the unity of the aesthetic and of the spiritual attitude. (Contains 27 notes.)
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Language: English
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