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    The Educational Challenges of Agape and Phronesis.Stein M. Wivestad - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (2):307-324.
    Children as learners need adults who love them, even when the children are unable to give anything in return. Furthermore, adults should be able to make wise judgements concerning what is good for the children. The clarification of these principles and of their educational import has to start within our own cultural tradition. Agape (unconditional love, neighbour-love or charity) is a basic concept in the Christian tradition. Phronesis (moral wisdom, practical judgement or prudence) has a key position in the Aristotelian (...)
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    On Becoming Better Human Beings: Six Stories to Live By.Stein M. Wivestad - 2013 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 (1):55-71.
    What are the conditions required for becoming better human beings? What are our limitations and possibilities? I understand “becoming better” as a combined improvement process bringing persons “up from” a negative condition and “up to” a positive one. Today there is a tendency to understand improvement in a one-sided way as a movement up to the mastery of cognitive skills, neglecting the negative conditions that can make these skills mis-educative. I therefore tell six stories in the Western tradition about conditions (...)
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    Introduction: Reconnecting with Existentialism in an Age of Human Capital. [REVIEW]Herner Saeverot, Solveig M. Reindal & Stein M. Wivestad - 2013 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 (5):443-448.
  4. “Upbuilding Examples” for Adults Close to Children.Stein M. Wivestad - 2013 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 (5):515-532.
    Both in formal situations and in many, often unpredictable informal situations —adults come close to children. Whether we intend it or not, we continually give them examples of what it is to live as a human being, and thereby we have a pedagogical responsibility. I sketch what it could mean to let ourselves “be built up”, in a Kierkegaardian sense, on the foundation of unconditional love, presupposing that this love is possible for all human beings. Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding discourses invite each (...)
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    Critical Religious Education, Multiculturalism and the Pursuit of Truth by Andrew Wright.Stein M. Wivestad - 2011 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 45 (1):157-161.