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https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2

The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education

Stephen Kekoa Miller   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-6677-0265 ; Oakwood Friends School, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (357 KB) str. 31-48 preuzimanja: 177* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Miller, S.K. (2018). The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education. Metodički ogledi, 25 (2), 31-48. https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2
MLA 8th Edition
Miller, Stephen Kekoa. "The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education." Metodički ogledi, vol. 25, br. 2, 2018, str. 31-48. https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2. Citirano 26.09.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Miller, Stephen Kekoa. "The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education." Metodički ogledi 25, br. 2 (2018): 31-48. https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2
Harvard
Miller, S.K. (2018). 'The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education', Metodički ogledi, 25(2), str. 31-48. https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2
Vancouver
Miller SK. The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education. Metodički ogledi [Internet]. 2018 [pristupljeno 26.09.2020.];25(2):31-48. https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2
IEEE
S.K. Miller, "The importance of not being earnest: The role of irreverence in philosophy and moral education", Metodički ogledi, vol.25, br. 2, str. 31-48, 2018. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.21464/mo.25.2.2

Sažetak
Plato claims that “philosophy begins in wonder” (Theaetetus, 155c–d). To genuinely question the unquestioned opens a hole in the floor of certainty. This feeling (awe and wonder may be some of the hardest emotions to invoke) is the prerequisite to true philosophical thinking. However, paradoxically, it is often the absence of irreverence that prevents true awe. In order to provoke moral seriousness in students, it is common to inadvertently “flatten” the moral world by injecting seriousness into everything; however, when everything is serious, nothing is serious.
This paper explores the role of conceptual and tonal irreverence, and situates this topic more generally within the role of humor in pedagogy. Finally, the presentation demonstrates connections to social justice and the ways that educational reform, in flattening the moral world, have omitted the opportunity to generate wonder and reverence.

Ključne riječi
irreverence; philosophy education; ethics; morality; Socratic method

Hrčak ID: 222573

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/222573

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