Philosophy and philosophical education
Keywords:philosophy, philosophical education, dialectical reason, unconditioned beginning
In this essay the author underlines the difference between philosophy and philosophical education. Recent debates on the problems of philosophical education have shown that they had not answered the main question: what is philosophy? The author stresses that philosophy is the understanding of unconditioned beginning; it is not the searching of such a beginning, but only the understanding. We see that philosophy is substituted for philosophical education. Such substitution is the death of philosophy, because philosophy became very specialized science, divided into many philosophical disciplines. Specialization and division of philosophy make it un-useful, second rated science, because it has lost its own subject: an unconditioned beginning. How can we revive philosophy? The author is sure that the revival of philosophy is possible outside the institutions that give philosophical education, through reading the works of philosophers, who created ontologies, and translating them into Ukrainian, through opening the ideas which will orient us to the being and will help us to think about it.
Петрушенко В.Л. Філософія: Навчальний посібник: В 2-х ч. — Львів: Новий Світ-2000, 2011. — 647 с.
Платон. Держава / Пер. з давньогр. Д.Коваль. — К.: Основи, 2000. — 355 с.
Deleuze G., Guattari F. Qu’est-ce que la philosophie? — Paris: Les Éditions Minuit, 2005. — 206 p.
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