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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Naturens ansikten
Author Dahlbeck, Johan
Date 2016
English abstract
This paper explores the moral underpinnings of education for sustainable development by studying the humanization of nature in contemporary teaching materials. To this end, Spinoza’s and Freud’s naturalistic psychological accounts – suggesting, among other things, that the human psychological constitution tends to further a reversed sense of causality – are invoked as resources for explaining the image of nature as portrayed in education for sustainable development. It is argued that the examples looked at rely on two problematic assumptions: (1) that there exists a metaphysical gulf between humanity and nature, and (2) that natural forces, like humans, act intentionally and therefore appear to be motivated by an underlying, albeit seemingly unexplainable, sense of teleology. To conclude, the humanization of nature in education for sustainable development is taken to make for a potential democratic problem insofar as the image of nature may be conceived as a powerful instrument for governing the everyday lives of people. That is, being able to influence the humanized image of nature also implies having a degree of influence over the ways that people live.
Link https://tidsskrift.dk/spf/article/view/19122 .Icon
Publisher Pædagogisk Filosofisk Forening
Host/Issue Studier i pædagogisk filosofi;2
Volume 5
ISSN 2244-9140
Pages 1-18
Language swe (iso)
Subject Spinoza
Freud
Omvänd kausalitet
Teleologi
Förmänskligandet av naturen
Psykologi
Lärande för hållbar utveckling
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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