Castoriadis: philosophy for education

There are many kinds of philosophy, many styles of practicing it, and many reasons fort taking it when it comes to talking about human things. In book I of The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle affirms that the inquiry that interests him is what is accessible and practicable to human beings. This kind of philosophy, that seems to be the only one that is worth the field of education, is definitively the one practiced by Cornelius Castoriadis. Thus, philosophy was insistently described, in his works, as open and nonstop questioning that is not considered as useless exercises of speculation, because it basically concerns the activity of creation, by each human being, of the meanings that make his/her own world exist, and is, therefore, equally related to the meanings that build up common life.

Philosophy of education; Educational theory; Autonomy; Complexity; Castoriadis


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