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    Leisure, Freedom, and Liberal Education.Kevin Gary - 2006 - Educational Theory 56 (2):121-136.
    At present liberal education is generally understood and justified as the acquisition of critical thinking skills and individual autonomy. Traditionally, however, the ultimate purpose of liberal education has been leisure. Freedom, it was thought, was not simply the result of critical thinking but also required the cultivation of leisure that involved a vigilant receptivity — a stillness from the busy world of work and the restive probing of a discursive mind. In this essay, Kevin Gary argues that the cultivation of (...)
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    Neoliberal Education for Work Versus Liberal Education for Leisure.Kevin Gary - 2017 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 36 (1):83-94.
    My concern in this essay is not so much with the invisible work or hidden labor produced by neoliberalism, but rather with what Joseph Pieper describes as an emerging culture of “total work”. More than the sheer number of hours of work, Pieper diagnoses a transformation in the way we view work. Work has become the exclusive point of reference for how we see and define ourselves. We are, Pieper feared, increasingly incapable of seeing beyond the working self. The human (...)
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    Pedagogy for a Liquid Time.Larry Green & Kevin Gary - 2016 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 35 (1):47-62.
    Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman characterizes our time as a time of “liquid modernity”. Rather than settled meanings, categories, and frames of reference Bauman contends that meaning is always in flux, open ended rather than closed. Given Bauman’s assessment, pedagogies that are directed towards finding, accepting, or imposing meaning come up short. They offer closed, ‘finished’ meanings instead of an examination of the ongoing, open ended, process of meaning making. What might a pedagogy for a liquid time look like? This is the (...)
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    Spirituality, Critical Thinking, and the Desire for What is Infinite.Kevin Gary - 2006 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 25 (4):315-326.
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    God, Philosophy, and Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition. By Alasdair MacIntyre.Kevin Gary - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (3):563-567.