ERIC Number: EJ891324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Must an Educated Being Be a Human Being?
Heslep, Robert D.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v28 n4 p329-349 Jul 2009
This paper argues that an educated being logically does not have to be a human. Philosophers analyzing the concept of education have reached a consensual notion of the matter; but in applying that idea, they have barely discussed whether or not human beings are the only entities that may be educated. Using their notion as the core of a heuristic conception of education, this paper attempts to show that in some contexts it might make sense to predicate education of certain non-human entities. In addition, the paper examines the place of beliefs, reflective intelligence, practical thinking, and feelings in education. It concludes by discussing its implications for educational theory and practice and for the connections between the educated being and personhood and the right to education.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Multiple Intelligences, Beliefs, Educational Theories, Intelligence, Intelligence Differences
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