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Papastephanou, Marianna; Gregoriou, Zelia – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
Rousseau's story about Emile having his first moral lesson in property rights by planting beans in a garden plot has educationally been discussed from various perspectives. What remains unexplored in such readings, however, is the connection of the theory of the natural learner with the Lockean rationalization of appropriation of land through…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Civil Rights, Educational Philosophy
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
In this article I explore some points of convergence between Habermas and Derrida that revolve around the intersection of ethical and epistemological issues in dialogue. After some preliminary remarks on how dialogue and language are viewed by Habermas and Derrida as standpoints for departing from the philosophy of consciousness and from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2008
The significance of utopian thought for education can be made evident through reconceptualizing utopia and approaching it alongside the notion of dystopia. Awareness of dystopian elements of reality radicalizes the kind of critique that assists utopian thought and makes engagement with it more pressing. Awareness of the lurking danger of future…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Imagination, Social Environment, Peace