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Haymes, Stephen Nathan – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2012
This paper considers phenomenology as a philosophical framework from which to understand the moral experience of collective memory. As a philosophical approach to human reality, phenomenology contributes insight into the connection between the experiential grounding of collective memory and the reality of the social world. The inspiration for…
Descriptors: Memory, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Fitch, E. Frank – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2009
Disability and dependence are integral to the human experience and yet have been largely marginalized or denigrated within Western philosophy. Joining a growing counter narrative from the disability studies movement, several mainstream moral philosophers are helping to redress this error. In this essay, the author discusses ideas from four such…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Disabilities, Human Dignity, Mainstreaming
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Diener, David – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
In Plato's "Meno," the overarching question is whether virtue can be taught, and as Socrates and Meno explore this subject, they are led to question the nature of teaching and learning in general. This paper is a textual analysis into what Socrates believes to constitute teaching in the "Meno," with the nature of learning also…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Classical Literature, Moral Values, Ethics
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Fridley, William L. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
Alice Miller, the former psychoanalyst, has gained world renown for her controversial and provocative writings on child rearing. Miller contends that traditional child rearing practices--in schools, ecclesiastical settings, and the family--consist of physical and emotional cruelty that she labels "poisonous pedagogy." According to…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Child Rearing, Emotional Development, Religion