Contradictions and bridges - Greek paideia and the kosmic whole: modern education and the global economic hole

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Abstract

Whist for the Greeks paideia constitutes the opening philosophical movement of the ongoing search for the place of the human within the kosmic whole along the pathways of alétheia logos and dialogos, the modernist project of education bears no philosophical backbone save pragmatism that is indistinguishable to the utilitarian movement of feeding the needs and demands of the industrial conglomerate: down the bottomless pit of the economic hole, created by the global economic rises, crises, and metastases. By reference to the philosophies of Pythagoras, Parmenides, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, this paper explores the philosophical pillars of Greek paideia so as to raise awareness of the differences and antithetical aims between classical and modern education. Further, the present inquiry suggests pathways that pedagogy may follow today in order to bridge the gap between two incommensurable systems of teaching and learning, namely: Classical Greek paideia of antiquity and modern education.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018
EventThe 30th International Conference of Philosophy on Polis, Cosmopolis and Globalization - Municipality of Pythagorion, Island of Samos, Pythagorion, Greece
Duration: 20 Jul 201826 Jul 2018
Conference number: 30
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Conference

ConferenceThe 30th International Conference of Philosophy on Polis, Cosmopolis and Globalization
Abbreviated titlePolis, Cosmopolis and Globalization
CountryGreece
CityPythagorion
Period20/07/1826/07/18
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Keywords

  • Greek paideia, logos, dialogos, globalization, modern education

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    Michaelides, P. E. (2018). Contradictions and bridges - Greek paideia and the kosmic whole: modern education and the global economic hole. Paper presented at The 30th International Conference of Philosophy on Polis, Cosmopolis and Globalization, Pythagorion, Greece.