Educating for Authenticity

Stefaan E. Cuypers

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Educating for Authenticity

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This article explores the concept of educating for authenticity. It outlines the debate on free will to show how the main problems in the metaphysics of free will essentially connect with key issues in the philosophy of education. It examines Richard S. Peters' attempt to deal with the puzzle of naturalized self-creation in real time and Robert Noggle's contemporary attempt to resolve the paradox of self-creation. It offers a forward-looking account of educating for authenticity.

Keywords: education; authenticity; free will; metaphysics; Richard S. Peter; self-creation; Robert Noggle

Article.  10833 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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