IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


'Education' as a word: Philosophical approaches

21 June 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Students walking up UCL library stairs. Image: Mary Hinkley for UCL Digital Media

Join this event to hear Renato Huarte Cuéllar discuss how analysing the implications of naming any phenomenon 'education' implies philosophical standpoints.

This event is free.

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Yuxin Su

'Education' is a word, and like all words, it implies a relationship with objects, ideas, etc. This seminar considers Émile Benveniste and his discussion with Jacques Derrida to understand the philosophical implications of words and their naming of reality.

Beyond 'education', are there other words that we can translate as education? Examples from different philosophical traditions and languages will be provided.

This online event will be particularly useful for those interested in the philosophy of education and language.

To register and attend, please email Yuxin Su at stnvysu@ucl.ac.uk

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.

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About the Speaker

Dr Renato Huarte Cuéllar

Professor of Theory, Philosophy and History of Education and Pedagogy