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Giesinger, Johannes – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
The problem of paternalism, widely discussed in moral and political philosophy, has not received much attention in the philosophy of education. Yet Johannes Drerup claims that paternalism should be considered 'an indigenous concept' of educational theory, and 'the indigenous model of justification' in education. This essay explores Drerup's claim,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Power Structure, Theory Practice Relationship
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Drerup, Johannes – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
Theoretical and practical issues concerning the justification of paternalism towards children are widely debated in a variety of philosophical contexts. The major focus of these debates lies either on questions concerning the general legitimacy of paternalism towards children or on justifications of paternalism in concrete situations involving…
Descriptors: Children, Ethics, Moral Values, Power Structure
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Kukar, Polina – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
There is no standard definition of empathy, but the concept is assumed to be innately pro-social and teachable regardless of factors such as power dynamics or other manifestations of social injustice within a society. Such assumptions in discursive practices, whether academic, popular, or pedagogical, obscure the emergence of two important…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Empathy, Power Structure, Prosocial Behavior
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Turcotte-Summers, Jonathan – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
In this article, Turcotte-Summers responds to Eamonn Callan's essay "Education in Safe and Unsafe Spaces" (2016) with three main counterarguments. First, the correct response to the systemic oppressions faced by our students is not a more liberal but a more liberatory and radical education. Second, dignity safety is not a useful…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Safety, Academic Freedom, Justice