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dc.contributor.authorPotgieter, Ferdinand Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-03T07:17:46Z
dc.date.available2017-04-03T07:17:46Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationPotgieter, F.J. 2015. Do ethics and morals really represent the best possible blueprints for the good life? Reflections on a possible pedagogy of discernment. Kasmera, 43(1):186–208. [http://www.kasmerajournal.com/kasmer/index.php/archive/part/43/2/1/?currentVol=43&currentissue=2]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0075–5222
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/21025
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.kasmerajournal.com/kasmer/index.php/archive/part/43/2/1/?currentVol=43&currentissue=2
dc.description.abstractMaking use of hermeneutic phenomenology and morality critique as methodological navigation points, this paper challenges the illusory prestige and power of normative orders in presenting themselves to every successive generation as the best possible likenesses of and most believable blueprint(s) for eudaimonia (the good life). By implication, it also challenges the education systems that are designed to keep these normative orders alive. It is suggested that what education needs is not morals and ethics, but a pedagogy of discernment that will teach pupils to keep their eyes open and to recognise the tragic truth that normative systems maintain themselves at the cost of wiping out the ontic truth of singularisation, mortality, as well as the ultimate non-normalisability of the human condition, namely that although we are capable of immense love and sensitivity, we are also capable of greed, hatred, brutality, rape, murder and war.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Zuliaen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectmoralsen_US
dc.subjectnormative systemsen_US
dc.subjecteudaimoniaen_US
dc.subjectnatalityen_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectagein perenneen_US
dc.subjectpedagogy of discernmenten_US
dc.titleDo ethics and morals really represent the best possible blueprints for the good life? Reflections on a possible pedagogy of discernmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID13250450 - Potgieter, Ferdinand Jacobus


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