Studies in Philosophy and Education 33 (6):635-646 (2014)

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Megan Jane Laverty
Teachers College, Columbia University
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In this essay, I demonstrate the value of the Bildungsroman for philosophy of education on the grounds that these narratives raise and explore educational questions. I focus on a short story in the Bildungsroman tradition, Thomas Hardy’s “A Mere Interlude”. This story describes the maturation of its heroine by narrating a series of events that transform her understanding of what it means to lead a human life. I connect her conceptual shift with two paradigms for leading a human life. One stresses the exercise of distinct human capacities like agency and autonomy, whereas the other stresses human vulnerability to fate or moral luck. I conclude by offering important reasons for educators to adopt the later paradigm over the former
Keywords Bildung  Bildungsroman  Brendan Boyle  Education  Thomas hardy  Moral luck
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