Spinoza's anti-humanism and ethics of education

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Title Spinoza's anti-humanism and ethics of education
Author(s) Dahlbeck, Johan
Date 2015
English abstract
Given the growing interest (across disciplinary boundaries) in Spinoza’s work in recent years, there is surprisingly little written on the subject of Spinoza and education. There are a handful of journal articles, such as Aloni’s “Spinoza as educator” (2008), Derry’s “The unity of intellect and will” (2006), Puolimatka’s “Spinoza’s theory of teaching and indoctrination” (2001) and Dahlbeck’s “Educating for immortality” (2014), and a few notable anthology chapters, such as Genevieve Lloyd’s “Spinoza and the education of the imagination” (1998), but overall the literature on Spinoza and education is quite limited. This paper seeks to add to this work, focusing on initiating a discussion on some of the normative consequences of formulating a philosophy of education based on Spinoza’s ethics of self-preservation. In doing so, it connects with a recent trend in Spinoza scholarship focusing on the ethical core of his philosophy, such as LeBuffe’s From Bondage to Freedom (2010), Kisner’s Spinoza on Human Freedom (2011) and Kisner and Youpa’s Essays on Spinoza’s Ethical Theory (2014).
Link http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/20/contribution/33776/ (external link to publication)
Publisher EERA
Host/Issue ECER 2015 : Online Programme
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Spinoza
Philosophy of education
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Note ECER (European Conference on Educational Research) 2015 : Education and transition : contributions from educational research, 7-11 September, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary. Network 13: Philosophy of Education.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19402 (link to this page)
Link http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2015-budapest/ (external link to related web page)

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