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Di Paolantonio, Mario – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
Hannah Arendt has a particular notion of thinking that both is and is not (in her sense of the term) philosophical. While not guided by the search for meta principles, nor concerned with establishing logical systems, her notion of thinking as the examination of "whatever happens to come to pass," and its significance for saving our world…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Educational Philosophy
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Morgan, Marie – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2016
Dissatisfied with the Western tradition of political philosophy, Arendt maintained a tension between the political, which she associates primarily with the freedom to act, and the philosophical, which she associates principally with the activity of thinking, throughout her works. Whilst Arendt's work is underpinned by a focus on political action,…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Philosophy, Freedom, Thinking Skills
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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