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  1. Dystopian Reality, Utopian Thought and Educational Practice.Marianna Papastephanou - 2008 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 27 (2-3):89-102.
    The significance of utopian thought for education can be made evident through reconceptualizing utopia and approaching it alongside the notion of dystopia. Awareness of dystopian elements of reality radicalizes the kind of critique that assists utopian thought and makes engagement with it more pressing. Awareness of the lurking danger of future dystopia goes hand in hand with a utopia that is cautious and vigilant of its own possible turn into catastrophe. If education is not just an institution of the unreflective (...)
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  • Political Resistance and the Constitution of Equality.Adam Benjamin Burgos - unknown
    In this dissertation I explore the conceptual relationship between equality and resistance in political philosophy. Through examination of the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Karl Marx, John Dewey, and Jacques Rancière, I formulate a position called Fractured Social Holism. This is a problematic that attempts to articulate core issues at stake in the debates surrounding the purposes, meanings, and possibilities for politics. Through Fractured Social Holism I articulate a theory of equality that emphasizes the communities upon which societys institutions intend to (...)
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  • Locke’s Children? Rousseau and the Beans of the Colonial Learner.Marianna Papastephanou & Zelia Gregoriou - 2014 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 33 (5):463-480.
    Rousseau’s story about Emile having his first moral lesson in property rights by planting beans in a garden plot has educationally been discussed from various perspectives. What remains unexplored in such readings, however, is the connection of the theory of the natural learner with the Lockean rationalization of appropriation of land through cultivation. We will show that this connection forms the subtext of the ‘beans’ episode and grounds the rich and complex textual operations that give to the episode a strong (...)
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  • Reconstituting Realism: Feasibility, Utopia and Epistemological Imperfection.Adrian Little, Alan Finlayson & Simon Tormey - 2015 - Contemporary Political Theory 14 (3):276-313.