Subjective and objective elements in justice for education

[Abstract for an upcoming workshop] Recent political discussion in Australia regularly raises concern over State support for education, from early childhood through to University and institutions for vocational training. The main reference is Australia’s relative decline in benchmarks compared to other OECD countries. Debate often focuses on the “Gonski” report, the funding and implementation of… Continue reading Subjective and objective elements in justice for education

A few quotations: Hegel on attention in learning

I came across a few quotations in the third volume of Hegel’s Encyclopedia that I hope to come back to: s.448 Zusatz (Subjective Spirit, Psychology section, theory of Intuition) “Intelligence puts an end to the simplicity of sensation, determines the sensed object… and thus separates itself from the object, yet at the same time posits it in… Continue reading A few quotations: Hegel on attention in learning

Notes on Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature

Here follow some brief notes on a few sections of Hegel’s Encylopedia Philosophy of Nature. These are for a local reading group which is focusing on the animal organism. Given these are but notes and impressions gained from a reading, they don’t present any arguments. But I’d love to hear any comments or questions – as… Continue reading Notes on Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature

Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida and Deleuze on the subject

I stumbled across this new book in UNSW’s bookshop last week: Simon Lumsden’s Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject. Simon is a well-known Sydney philosopher, and a specialist on Hegel. It will be good to read a detailed account of the hegelian inheritance of the latter three thinkers, and the points that gel, beyond the rhetoric.… Continue reading Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida and Deleuze on the subject

Second Nature and Education

Here I want to summarise the work from the recent Hegel seminar taught by Italo Testa at UNSW, while also developing one theme that particularly interests me: education. The gambit of the seminar was the widely accepted assumption of recognition as the master concept of Spirit in Hegel’s philosophy, and some problems involved with this… Continue reading Second Nature and Education

Hegel workshop next week

‘SECOND NATURE – A HEGELIAN APPROACH’ A seminar course in philosophy by Professor Italo Testa (University of Parma, Italy) UNSW is hosting a 3 day Hegel workshop next week. Working through Hegel texts on habit and custom, ethical life, social embodiment, as well as papers by Pippin, Brandom and McDowell. With a few Hegel experts… Continue reading Hegel workshop next week