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    Situated Self-Esteem.Ruth Cigman - 2004 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 38 (1):91–105.
    Pervasive though it is in modern life, the concept of self‐esteem is often viewed with distrust. This paper departs from an idea that was recently aired by Richard Smith: that we might be better off without this concept. The meaning of self‐esteem is explored within four ‘homes’: the self‐help industry, social science, therapy and education. It is suggested that the first two use a ‘simple’ concept of self‐esteem that indeed we are better off without. This concept eliminates the distinction between (...)
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    How Not to Think: Medical Ethics as Negative Education. [REVIEW]Ruth Cigman - 2013 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (1):13-18.
    An implicit rationale for ethics in medical schools is that there is a perceived need to teach students how not to think and how not to act, if they are to avoid a lawsuit or being struck off by the GMC. However, the imperative to keep within the law and professional guidance focuses attention on risks to patients that can land a doctor in trouble, rather than what it means to treat a patient humanely or well. In this paper I (...)
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    Enhancing Children.Ruth Cigman - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (3-4):539-557.
    The 'enhancement agenda' in educational policy is based on the idea that 'something affective', which supports and improves learning, can be a) measured and b) enhanced. This idea is explored, and it is argued that the identity of the 'something' that the enhancement agenda seeks to enhance is fatally obscure, as is the idea of measurable enhancement. Interpreted in Aristotelian terms as the desire to cultivate certain emotional dispositions, the idea of 'prevailing' on children morally makes good sense. Unlike the (...)
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    Self-Esteem and the Confidence to Fail.Ruth Cigman - 2001 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 35 (4):561–576.
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    New Philosophies of Learning.Ruth Cigman & Andrew Davis (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Through a collection of contributions from an international team of empirical researchers and philosophers, _New Philosophies of Learning_ signals the need for a sharper critical awareness of the possibilities and problems that the recent spate of innovative learning techniques presents. Explores some of the many contemporary innovations in approaches to learning, including neuroscience and the focus on learners’ well-being and happiness Debates the controversial approaches to categorising learners such as dyslexia Raises doubts about the preoccupation with quasi-mathematical scrutiny and the (...)
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    A Question of Universality: Inclusive Education and the Principle of Respect.Ruth Cigman - 2007 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 41 (4):775–793.
    The universalist argument that all children should be educated in inclusive mainstream schools, irrespective of their difficulties or disabilities, is traced to the claims that special schools and disability ‘labels’ are inherently humiliating, and that no decent society tolerates inherently humiliating institutions. I ask whether there is a sound reason for a child to feel humiliated by special schools/disability ‘labels’ as such, and find none. Empirically, some do and some do not find these humiliating, and it is argued that the (...)
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    Death, Misfortune and Species Inequality.Ruth Cigman - 1981 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 10 (1):47-64.
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    Ethical Confidence in Education.Ruth Cigman - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 34 (4):643–657.
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    Ethical Confidence in Education.Ruth Cigman - 2000 - Journal of the Philosophy of Education 34 (4):643-657.
  10. Ethical Confidence in Education.Ruth Cigman - 2000 - Philosophy of Education 34 (4):643-657.
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    Moral Answerability.Ruth Cigman - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (237):355-.
    The Humean legacy in moral philosophy has given rise to the following familiar divergence of views: 1. Moral questions are questions of feeling. Rational discussion can occur given the acceptance of unreasoned commitments to values or principles, but it must not be thought that these values or principles can themselves be justified rationally. Moral disagreements may be resolved through persuasion, but it is appropriate for rational persons to be permanently irreconcilable in their moral views. 2. Moral questions are questions of (...)
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    Enhancing Children.Ruth Cigman - 2008 - Philosophy of Education 42 (3-4):539-557.
    The ‘enhancement agenda’ in educational policy is based on the idea that ‘something affective’, which supports and improves learning, can be a) measured and b) enhanced. This idea is explored, and it is argued that the identity of the ‘something’ that the enhancement agenda seeks to enhance is fatally obscure, as is the idea of measurable enhancement. Interpreted in Aristotelian terms as the desire to cultivate certain emotional dispositions, the idea of ‘prevailing’ on children morally makes good sense. Unlike the (...)
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    Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education.Ruth Cigman - 2010 - Journal of Moral Education 39 (2):253-255.
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    Happiness Rich and Poor: Lessons From Philosophy and Literature.Ruth Cigman - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 48 (2):308-322.
    Happiness is a large idea. It looms enticingly before us when we are young, delivers verdicts on our lives when we are old, and seems to inform a responsible engagement with children. The question is raised: do we want this idea? I explore a distinction between rich and poor conceptions of happiness, suggesting that many sceptical arguments are directed against the latter. If happiness is to receive its teleological due, recognised in rather the way Aristotle saw it, as a final (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Ruth Cigman - 1982 - British Journal of Aesthetics 22 (4):380-382.
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  16. A Question Of Universality: Inclusive Education and the Principle of Respect.Ruth Cigman - 2007 - Philosophy of Education 41 (4):775-793.
    The universalist argument that all children should be educated in inclusive mainstream schools, irrespective of their difficulties or disabilities, is traced to the claims that special schools and disability ‘labels’ are inherently humiliating, and that no decent society tolerates inherently humiliating institutions. I ask whether there is a sound reason for a child to feel humiliated by special schools/disability ‘labels’ as such, and find none. Empirically, some do and some do not find these humiliating, and it is argued that the (...)
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  17. Self-Esteem And The Confidence To Fail.Ruth Cigman - 2001 - Journal of the Philosophy of Education 35 (4):561-576.
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  18. Self-Esteem And The Confidence To Fail.Ruth Cigman - 2001 - Philosophy of Education 35 (4):561-576.
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  19. Situated Self‐Esteem.Ruth Cigman - 2004 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 38 (1):91-105.
    Pervasive though it is in modern life, the concept of self‐esteem is often viewed with distrust. This paper departs from an idea that was recently aired by Richard Smith: that we might be better off without this concept. The meaning of self‐esteem is explored within four ‘homes’: the self‐help industry, social science, therapy and education. It is suggested that the first two use a ‘simple’ concept of self‐esteem that indeed we are better off without. This concept eliminates the distinction between (...)
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  21. "Understanding Persons": F. M. Berenson. [REVIEW]Ruth Cigman - 1982 - British Journal of Aesthetics 22 (4):380.
     
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