dc.contributor.author Bonnett, Michael en dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-03T12:16:44Z dc.date.available 2017-02-03T12:16:44Z dc.date.issued 2017-05 en dc.identifier.issn 0039-3746 dc.identifier.uri https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262286 dc.description.abstract This paper argues that education itself, properly understood, is intimately concerned with an individual’s being in the world, and therefore is ineluctably environmental. This is guaranteed by the ecstatic nature of consciousness. Furthermore, it is argued that a central dimension of this environment with which ecstatic human consciousness is engaged, is that of $\textit{nature}$ understood as the ‘self-arising’. Nature, so conceived, is essentially $\textit{other}$ and is epistemologically mysterious, possessing its own normativity, agency, and intrinsic value. As such, engagement with nature presents opportunities for consciousness quintessentially to go beyond itself, to be inspired and refreshed, and to receive non-anthropogenic standards in the form of intimations of what is fitting and what is not. It will be argued that these are fundamental to the orientation of human being, providing primordial intimations of the nature of reality and truth. Given their centrality to the idea of a person’s becoming educated, the elucidation of these and the issues to which they give rise must be central to the philosophy of education and in this sense it becomes deeply ecological. dc.language English en dc.language.iso en en dc.publisher Springer dc.title Environmental Consciousness, Sustainability, and the Character of Philosophy of Education en dc.type Article prism.endingPage 347 prism.publicationDate 2017 en prism.publicationName Studies in Philosophy and Education en prism.startingPage 333 prism.volume 36 en dc.identifier.doi 10.17863/CAM.7539 dcterms.dateAccepted 2016-10-28 en rioxxterms.versionofrecord 10.1007/s11217-016-9556-x en rioxxterms.version VoR en rioxxterms.licenseref.uri http://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved en rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate 2017-05 en dc.identifier.eissn 1573-191X rioxxterms.type Journal Article/Review en cam.issuedOnline 2016-11-12 en cam.orpheus.success Thu Jan 30 12:53:53 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version. * rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate 2100-01-01
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