Thinking with Spinoza about ‘hands-on’ learning

Educational Philosophy and Theory 50 (9):839-848 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Despite its advanced age of about 375 years, the mind–body problem is alive and well, in part because it is anchored so well institutionally in schools and in research. This continued presence is astonishing in the light of the fact that the seed for its solution, sown in Spinoza’s Ethics, is almost as old. The solution rests on the position that there is only one substance, which, invisible, manifests itself in two attributes, thought and extension. By thinking with Spinoza, especially by following the ways in which Vygotsky and Marx think with Spinoza, we arrive at an approach suitable for a social psychological theory of learning that does not separate knowing from doing and emoting. A classroom fragment from a 10th-grade physics curriculum is used as the starting point for overcoming the body–mind problem by thinking with Spinoza.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,322

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Spinoza's Thinking Substance and the Necessity of Modes.Karolina Hübner - 2014 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 89 (3):3-34.
Spinoza and consciousness.Steven Nadler - 2008 - Mind 117 (467):575-601.
Omniscience, Omnipotence and Pantheism.Richard Francks - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (209):395 - 399.
A note on Descartes and Spinoza.Jonathan Bennett - 1965 - Philosophical Review 74 (3):379-380.
Spinoza and the Case for Philosophy by Elhanan Yakira.Karolina Hübner - 2016 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (1):170-171.
Spinoza and the Problem of Mental Representation.Matthew Homan - 2014 - International Philosophical Quarterly 54 (1):75-87.
Spinoza and the Case for Philosophy.Elhanan Yakira - 2014 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study (review).Willis Doney - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (4):628-630.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-10-09

Downloads
43 (#358,697)

6 months
4 (#797,377)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Spinoza et le problème de l'expression.Gilles Deleuze - 1968 - [Paris]: Éditions de Minuit.
Dialectics of the Ideal (2009).Evald Ilyenkov - 2012 - Historical Materialism 20 (2):149-193.
Spinoza Now.Dimitris Vardoulakis - 2011 - In Spinoza Now. Minneapolis, MN, USA:
Spinoza Now.Dimitris Vardoulakis (ed.) - 2011 - Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

View all 6 references / Add more references