Title: Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Education
Authors: Haji, Ishtiyaque
Cuypers, Stefaan
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Series Title: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education vol:19
Abstract: The book’s primary purpose is to explain the distinction, on the one hand, between indoctrination and education, and, on the other, between responsibility-subverting manipulation and mere causation. Both sets of distinction are elucidated by appeal to common ground, an account of when our motivations and other springs of action are “truly our own” or “authentic.” The book progresses from analyses of the sort of agency that responsibility requires and the authenticity of our motivations, together with a discussion of the relevance of these analyses to manipulation and related problems in the philosophy of education, to a defense of the thesis that responsibility from love’s standpoint is of vital significance, and the implications of this thesis for what we deem to be legitimate goals of education and other issues in free will. Drawing important, hitherto unnoticed connections between issues central in the philosophy of education and those pivotal in the free will debate, the book motivates the suggestion that problems in the free will debate should not be pursued in isolation from those in the philosophy of education.
ISBN: 978-0-415-96468-5
VABB publication type: VABB-2
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IBa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy

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