The egoistic teacher : educational implications of Spinoza's ethical egoism

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The egoistic teacher : educational implications of Spinoza's ethical egoism
Author Dahlbeck, Johan
Date 2017
English abstract
In this paper I suggest that Spinoza’s understanding of virtue and collective flourishing, rooted in his psychological and ethical egoism, offers a fresh perspective on the question of egoism in education. To this end, I suggest an understanding of the teacher as egoist, where the self-seeking of the teacher is conditioned by – and runs parallel to – the flourishing of his or her students. The understanding of the egoistic teacher is offered as a productive counter-image to the altruistic ideal in education as well as to the commonplace conception of the teacher as primarily a provider of services and the student as a consumer on an educational market.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17449642.2017.1343653 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Ethics and Education;3
Volume 12
ISSN 1744-9642
Pages 304-319
Language eng (iso)
Subject Spinoza
Ethical egoism
Psychological egoism
Egoistic teacher
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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