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Gordon, Mordechai – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2015
This essay critically examines the underlying assumptions about freedom and democracy at the basis of those like the NRA who argue that the United States does not have a gun problem and that the second amendment protects citizens' rights to own any gun they wish. Inspired by Hannah Arendt's political philosophy, the author first discusses three…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Violence, Political Attitudes, Philosophy
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Vansieleghem, Nancy – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2005
In this paper I want to analyse the meaning of education for democracy and thinking as this is generally understood by Philosophy for Children. Although we may be inclined to applaud Philosophy for Children's emphasis on children, critical thinking, autonomy and dialogue, there is reason for scepticism too. Since we are expected as a matter of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Philosophy, Thinking Skills, Democratic Values