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ERIC Number: EJ934934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
The Educational Thing
Romer, Thomas Aastrup
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v30 n5 p499-506 Sep 2011
In this essay, I argue that education should be conceived of as a thing in itself. To lift this view, I present aspects of Graham Harman's philosophy, a speculative realism that can be seen as a radical break with social constructivism and similar approaches. Next, I attempt to outline a rough sketch of an educational "thing", drawing on concepts such as protection, love, swarm, tension and shadow. Finally, I briefly discuss some implications of this vision for philosophy of education. In particular, I think that my discussion point to philosophy of education as the basic discipline in an educational science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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