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Kamienie węgielne edukacji humanistycznej
Cornerstones of Education in the Humanities

Author(s): Krzysztof Koc
Subject(s): Education, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: humanities education; post-totalitarian education; pro-democratic education; methodology of inquisitiveness; ethics of care;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the basics of humanities education (especially Polish studies) in contemporary cultural conditions. The author, recalling the findings of Martha Nussbaum and Chantal Delsol, shows how important it is to rethink the purpose and value of such education, and demonstrates the different ways in which it can be approached. It is also argued that the current way of thinking about humanities education demonstrated by political decision-makers in Poland is closer to the post-totalitarian perception of reality, thoroughly presented in Vaclav Havel’s essays, than to the proposals formulated by the aforementioned intellectuals.

  • Issue Year: 16/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 468-482
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish