Fini della filosofia. Philosophy for Children e/o neopragmatismo

Author/s Stefano Oliverio
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/68
Language Italian Pages 9 P. 99-107 File size 91 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2020-068009
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The paper explores the significance of the invention of the Philosophy for Children approach within the framework of the debate about Dewey’s idea of a ‘reconstruction of philosophy’ by establishing a comparison between the positions of Matthew Lipman and Richard Rorty. In this perspective, on the one hand, the present author emphasizes that, differently from Rorty, Lipman insists on the value of philosophy as the pivot of education, instead of appealing to a ‘poeticized culture’; and, on the other, it is argued that, while agreeing with Dewey on the need for a recovery of philosophy, Lipman innovates Dewey’s legacy by conceiving of the possibility of doing philosophy also in the primary levels of the school. Against this backdrop the two pillars of Philosophy for Children as a pedagogical practice are examined: the creation of a curriculum composed of philosophical novels and manuals and the community of philosophical inquiry as an educational setting.

Keywords: Philosophy for Children, education, Matthew Lipman, Richard Rorty.

Stefano Oliverio, Fini della filosofia. Philosophy for Children e/o neopragmatismo in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 68/2020, pp 99-107, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2020-068009