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Spinoza never wrote the ‘science of education’ he refers to in the Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect. But I will argue that an ethical education can be deduced from his philosophy, which proposes a materialist education in the sense that it aims at a transformation of the affective sensibility of the body. Such an education should be understood as a re-education or counter-education, instead of what we ordinarily understand as education, which is a moral education.
Keywords: education – children; body and mind; affective sensibility; transformation; affect (psychology); child development; moral education; ethical education
Title
A Materialist Education
Subtitle
Thinking with Spinoza
Author(s)
Pascal Sévérac
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Spinoza never wrote the ‘science of education’ he refers to in the Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect. But I will argue that an ethical education can be deduced from his philosophy, which proposes a materialist education in the sense that it aims at a transformation of the affective sensibility of the body. Such an education should be understood as a re-education or counter-education, instead of what we ordinarily understand as education, which is a moral education.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2021
Subject
education – children
body and mind
affective sensibility
transformation
affect (psychology)
child development
moral education
ethical education
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en-GB
short title
A Materialist Education
page start
181
page end
196
Source
Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 181–96
Bibliographic Citation
Pascal Sévérac, ‘A Materialist Education: Thinking with Spinoza’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 181–96 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_10>

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Cite as: Pascal Sévérac, ‘A Materialist Education: Thinking with Spinoza’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 181–96 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_10>
Pascal Sévérac, ‘A Materialist Education: Thinking with Spinoza’, in Materialism and Politics, ed. by Bernardo Bianchi, Emilie Filion-Donato, Marlon Miguel, and Ayşe Yuva, Cultural Inquiry, 20 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021), pp. 181-96 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-20_10>

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