Symposium on Sheila Webb’s Interpreting Kant for Education: Dissolving Dualisms and Embodying Mind
13 December 2023, 5:30 pm–7:15 pm
Join this event to hear Sheila Webb discuss her work exploring Kant's influence on the development of education, in conversation with Patrick Creamer, Jan Derry, and Richard Marshall.
This event is free.
Room 828UCL IOE20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
Kant’s influence on the development of philosophy is beyond question, and it is hard to think of the philosophy of education without some sense of Kant in the background. Yet simplified exegeses and synoptic accounts abound, making for a ‘Kantian’ picture that succumbs to caricature. Interpreting Kant for Education exposes the errors in this picture.
Through a series of arguments, Sheila dismantles the sclerotic dualisms of fact/value, subject/object, and body/mind that have done much to harm education. Her monograph reengages Kant in the wider analytic tradition and provides a secure footing for better educational research and practice.
This in-person event will be particularly useful for those interested in Kantian philosophy, philosophy of education and the theory of the embodying mind.
PESGB seminar series
This event is part of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) seminar series. PESGB is a learned society that promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. Its London Branch hosts seminars every Wednesday in conjunction with the Centre for Philosophy of Education. These seminars are led by national and international scholars in the field, covering a wide range of issues of educational and philosophical concern.
All are welcome to attend.
About the Speaker
She is a freelance researcher and author of Interpreting Kant for Education: Dissolving Dualisms and Embodying Mind.
In this session she will be in conversation with Patrick Creamer, Jan Derry, and Richard Marshall.