Education of Emotions as a Possibility of Handling Value Conflicts

TitleEducation of Emotions as a Possibility of Handling Value Conflicts
Publication Type Journal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBalanuye, Çetin
JournalKilikya Felsefe Dergisi
Pagination17 - 29
Date Published2017
KeywordsDewey, Education, emotion, habit, value

It is widely accepted that one of the most crucial issues in philosophy of education is related to the concept of value. The contemporary debates on the concept of value and the power of education to deal with value conflicts revolve around two basic questions. First: How can I live personally flourishing life with a responsibility for the universe in general and others in particular? Second: In what ways can education help us find a common ground between living well and being morally good? It is argued in this piece of work that education of emotions can be reconsidered as a promising remedy for this dilemma. A Deweyian account of desirable habit formation is elaborated, endorsed and defended, yet possible objections to the account is taken into consideration.

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