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The Educational Importance of Deep Wonder.
That wonder is educationally important will strike many people as obvious. And in a way it is obvious, because being capable of experiencing wonder implies an openness to (novel) experience and seemsExpand
Wonder and Moral Education
Many authors have claimed a moral and educational significance for wonder. In this article Anders Schinkel assesses these claims in order to address the question whether we do indeed have reason toExpand
Conscience and Conscientious Objections
In Western countries conscientious objection is usually accommodated in various ways, at least in certain areas (military conscription, medicine) and to some extent. It appears to be regarded asExpand
Compulsory Autonomy-Promoting Education.
Today, many liberal philosophers of education worry that certain kinds of education may frustrate the development of personal autonomy, with negative consequences for the individuals concerned, theExpand
Formal criteria for the concept of human flourishing: the first step in defending flourishing as an ideal aim of education
Human flourishing is the topic of an increasing number of books and articles in educational philosophy. Flourishing should be regarded as an ideal aim of education. If this is defended, the firstExpand
Imagination as a category of history: An essay concerning Koselleck’s concepts of Erfahrungsraum and Erwartungshorizont
Reinhart Koselleck is an important thinker in part for his attempt to interpret the cultural changes resulting in our modern cultural outlook in terms of the (meta)historical categories of experienceExpand
Justifying Compulsory Environmental Education in Liberal Democracies.
The need for education for (as opposed to about) sustainability is urged from many sides. Initiatives in this area tend to focus on formal education. Governmental, supra-governmental andExpand
The Problem of Moral Luck: An Argument Against its Epistemic Reduction
Whom I call ‘epistemic reductionists’ in this article are critics of the notion of ‘moral luck’ that maintain that all supposed cases of moral luck are illusory; they are in fact cases of what IExpand
Martha Nussbaum on Animal Rights
There is quite a long-standing tradition according to which the morally proper treatment of animals does not rely on what we owe them, but on our benevolence. Nussbaum wishes to go beyond thisExpand
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