Grounding education philosophically: an essay on behalf human happiness

dc.contributor.authorReis, Carlos Sousa
dc.contributor.authorFormosinho, Maria das Dores
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T15:47:16Z
dc.date.available2020-09-18T15:47:16Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractThe authors envisage finding a philosophical base for grounding education’s endeavour. Methodologically they rely on an argumentative exploration that essays a genealogy of the philosophical attitude as the core of “Paideia”, in order to unveil the philosophical fabric that sets, simultaneously, the rooting of the philosophical and the educational efforts. They start by considering the mythical figure of Eros as the paradigm of the philosopher, which is taken as a reference to show how the philosopher launches himself in search of wisdom, delivering existence to the care of the soul, while addressed to attaining ontological harmony. Such striving is presented as implying an act of conversion that bounds existence to a radicalization of the gaze capable of opening the way of conceptual creation, understood as the core task of philosophy’s quest. A parallel is so established between philosophy and education, as corresponding to a correlative process. Such elaboration allows them to draw some main conclusions. Not only philosophy appears as the basis of education and formation, far beyond the contemporary “utilitarian reason” drift, which is restricting education to its “performativistic” functionalization; as formation, relating to professional qualification, and education, involving socialization and subjectification, will never make sense one without the other, which let the authors infer that although not being admissible to neglect formation, it seems reasonable to admit a primacy of education over formation. Thus, it is claimed that education and formation are both summoned, teleologically, by philosophy, as if it provided their ground and horizon.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationReis, C. S. & Formosinho, M. (2020). Grounding education philosophically: an essay on behalf human happiness. Universal Journal of Educational Research 8(1), 47-57. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3197pt_PT
dc.identifier.doi10.13189/ujer.2020.080106pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/3197
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherHorizon Research Publishing (HRPUB)pt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectEducationpt_PT
dc.subjectPhilosophypt_PT
dc.subjectPersonhoodpt_PT
dc.titleGrounding education philosophically: an essay on behalf human happinesspt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage47pt_PT
degois.publication.issue1pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage57pt_PT
degois.publication.titleUniversal Journal of Educational Researchpt_PT
degois.publication.volume8pt_PT
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