Title: To Save the Legomena: Theory, Praxis and Narrative in Ethico-Educational Perspective
Authors: Van Coillie, Geert # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Series Title: Bijdragen: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie en Theologie vol:73 issue:2 pages:212-227
Abstract: The starting point of the paper is the relation between Plato and Aristotle, as well as the inextricable tension between theory and praxis, depicted in The School of Athens by Raphael. Metaphysics and science, however, tend to disregard the (inter)human truth of practical experience and personal knowledge. The lifeworld thereby becomes the blind spot of an all-encompassing theoretical and technoscientific view – an abstract and universalistic logos – which desubstantializes and 'patho-logizes' the lived ethos. A real and well-constructed ethical theory of education thus presupposes the mediation of – dialogical and narrative – praxis. To save the phenomena implies first of all to save 'the legomena' (what is said). The article concludes with a plea for a contemporary and alternative social and educational science which respects the 'concrete universality' of man.
ISSN: 0006-2278
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Specific Teacher Training Programme in Social Studies and Philosophy
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