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La philosophie pour elle-même

Abstract : At first, there seems to be no difficulty in practicing philosophy at school in relation with civic and moral education since the reference fields – those of ethics and politics – belong to ancient philosophical traditions. Rather than a doubt, the idea is likely to give rise to concerns. Embarked upon with no precautions taken, in an institutional process, philosophy would lose its fertility and autonomy, as a result of instrumentalisation. Subject to the requirements of moral and civic education and its rather chaotic history, it would thus come to its rescue. Instead of an aim (practicing philosophy as and for itself), it would become a means (using philosophical speech to teach morals and civics). Suffice to say it would be transformed into its historical enemy, sophistics. We shall discuss this problem with the help of ancient Greek philosophical texts.
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Nicolas Go. La philosophie pour elle-même. Spirale - Revue de Recherches en Éducation , Association pour la Recherche en Education (ARED), 2018, pp.141-150. ⟨hal-02158890⟩



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