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    Undergoing, Mystery, and Half-Knowledge: John Dewey’s Disquieting Side.Vasco D’Agnese - 2016 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 35 (2):195-214.
    In this article I argue that Dewey, throughout his work, conducted a systematic dismantling of the concept of rationality as mastery and control. Such a dismantling entails, at the same time, the dismantling of the auto-grounded subject, namely, the subject that grounds itself in the power to master experience. The Deweyan challenge to Western ontology goes straight to the core of the subject’s question. Dewey not only systematically challenged the understanding of thinking as a process consciously managed by the subject (...)
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    The Eclipse of Imagination Within Educational ‘Official’ Framework and Why It Should Be Returned to Educational Discourse: A Deweyan Perspective.Vasco D’Agnese - 2017 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 36 (4):443-462.
    In recent decades, the shift towards the “learnification” of educational discourse has de facto reframed educational purposes and schooling practice, thus reframing what students should know, strive for, and, in a sense, be. In this paper, given the efforts to disrupt the dominance of learning discourse, I seek to engage regarding a specific concern, namely, the progressive removal of imagination within educational official framework. Indeed, imagination has virtually disappeared from the documents, publications, web pages and recommendations of major educational agencies (...)
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    Dwelling in the Not-Yet. Education as Embodied Paradox.Vasco D’Agnese - 2018 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 50 (14):1500-1501.
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    Facing Paradox Everyday: A Heideggerian Approach to the Ethics of Teaching.Vasco D’Agnese - 2016 - Ethics and Education 11 (2):159-174.
    In this paper, I wish to offer insight into the role of paradox in teaching. I will do so by analyzing teachers’ everyday work, taking a qualitative approach and constructing a small-scale empirical study. Philosophically, my attempt is framed by Heidegger’s thought. Drawing from research data, I argue the following: paradoxes and dilemmas are the very basis of teaching, and a teacher cannot see paradoxes and dilemmas if she/he has already made an choice of disengagement from the profession. Stated otherwise, (...)
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    Intentionality and Thinking as ‘Hearing’. A Response to Biesta’s Agenda.Vasco D’Agnese - 2016 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 48 (3).
    In his 2012 article Philosophy of Education for the Public Good: Five Challenges and an Agenda, Gert Biesta identifies five substantial issues about the future of education and the work required to address these issues. This article employs a Heideggerian reading of education to evaluate ‘Biesta’s truth’. I argue that Biesta’s point of view underestimates knowledge’s predominance and relativism; frames intentionality in pre-Heideggerian terms, which—although not a problem in itself because an individual is free to choose a particular perspective on (...)
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    Narrowing Down Education.Vasco D’Agnese - 2016 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 8 (1).
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    ‘Not-Being-at-Home’: Subject, Freedom and Transcending in Heideggerian Educational Philosophy.Vasco D’Agnese - 2018 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 37 (3):287-300.
    In my paper, by drawing on the writings Heidegger developed in the late 1920s, I wish to display what we may refer to as the thorough educational nature of Heideggerian reflection. It is my argument that the analysis of Dasein we find in the early Heidegger displays an extraordinary deep and dense reflection on selfhood and subjectivity, a reflection that is rooted in subject’s freedom and transcending. By paying attention to the interplay between these two features, I argue that in (...)
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    Openness, Newness and Radical Possibility in Deweyan Work: A Response to Jasinski.Vasco D’Agnese - 2018 - Ethics and Education 13 (2):234-250.
    In his article Potentialism and the experience of the new, Jasinski argues for the use of a potentialist approach in education by relating it to a line of thought that starts with Dewey and is fulfilled by Agamben and Lewis. Although the reading that Jasinski offers on potentialism is interesting, his understanding of Dewey is problematic. In this paper, I argue that much of what Jasinski claims as worthy of pursuit in education is already contained in the Deweyan questions of (...)
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