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17:30 - 19:15 25 November 2015

Education and judgment in political theory: a Wittgensteinian approach


Room 802 | Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Désirée Weber, Northwestern University, Chicago

This paper investigates the role of education in shaping political reality and those that participate in political life. The centrality of pedagogy to political thinking is evidenced by the staggering number of writers who have tackled the issue. Starting with the Greeks, where Plato emphasized the education of the guardians and the to-be philosopher king in the Republic, the process of education and its content have been discussed as intrinsic to what can shape or even revolutionize thinking about politics. Désirée Weber will bring a Wittgensteinian approach to this issue by focusing on the teaching references in his later work.


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