In Search of Light in Democracy and Education

Naoko Saito

in The Gleam of Light

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224623
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235728 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

In Search of Light in Democracy and             Education

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This chapter discusses democracy and education. Democracy is not only a matter of political participation but also a moral issue that has a bearing on one's way of living. This chapter also reveals that education is so often driven by assumptions of gaining and raising, and often aggravates, ironically, the ubiquitous sense of loss or irrelevance that afflicts teachers and students. Dewey claims that our task of reconstructing democracy involves the endeavor of philosophy as education, the critical reexamination and transformation of the moral and spiritual basis of our living.

Keywords: Dewey; education; democracy; teachers; students; philosophy as education

Chapter.  5586 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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