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Philosophy For Children Meets The Art Of Living: A Holistic Approach To An Education For Life, L D'Olimpio, C Teschers Jan 2016

Philosophy For Children Meets The Art Of Living: A Holistic Approach To An Education For Life, L D'Olimpio, C Teschers

Philosophy Papers and Journal Articles

This article explores the meeting of two approaches towards philosophy and education: the philosophy for children (P4C) approach advocated by Lipman and others, and Schmid’s (2000a) philosophical concept of Lebenskunst (the art of living). Schmid explores the concept of the beautiful or good life by asking what is necessary for each individual to be able to develop their own art of living and which aspects of life are significant when shaping a good and beautiful life. One element of Schmid’s theory is the practical application of philosophy through the notions of Bildung, (self) reflection, prudence and practical wisdom ...


The Ethics And Politics Of Child Naming, Eldar Sarajlic Jan 2016

The Ethics And Politics Of Child Naming, Eldar Sarajlic

Publications and Research

This article examines the issue of justification of government’s intervention in the parental acts of child naming, a neglected topic in the recent philosophical literature. It questions the ability of some of the current theories in family ethics to respond to this problem and argues that both permissive and restrictive theories fail to provide a plausible argument about the proper limits of government regulation of child naming practices. The article outlines an alternative solution that focuses on the child’s right to authenticity and suggests that only those names that infringe upon this right invite justified state intervention.