The egoistic teacher : educational implications of Spinoza's psychological egoism

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Title The egoistic teacher : educational implications of Spinoza's psychological egoism
Author Dahlbeck, Johan
Date 2017
English abstract
In this paper I suggest that Spinoza’s understanding of virtue and collective flourishing, rooted in his psychological and ethical egoism, offers a fresh perspective on the question of egoism in education. To this end, I suggest an understanding of the teacher as egoist, where the self-seeking of the teacher is conditioned by – and runs parallel to – the flourishing of his or her students. The understanding of the egoistic teacher is offered as a productive counter- image to the altruistic ideal in education critically discussed by Chris Higgins (2003; 2011) as well as to the conception of the teacher as primarily a provider of services and the student as a consumer on an educational market.
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Annual Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) (31 March - 2 April 2017 : New College, Oxford)
Link http://www.philosophy-of-education.org/dotAsset/91d2d988-2057-46a0-99ee-3e448201a725.pdf .Icon
Publisher Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain
Pages 8
Language eng (iso)
Subject Spinoza
Psychological egoism
The egoistic teacher
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22479 Permalink to this page
Link http://www.philosophy-of-education.org/events/pesg... (external link to related web page)
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