Volume 73

Philosophy of Education 2017




i / Editorial Committee


ix / Preface





xi / Making Sense of Humanity in a Posthumanist Age

Ann Chinnery


Presidential Essay


1 / Pulled Up Short: Exposing White Privilege

Deborah Kerdeman


19 / From Being “Pulled up Short” to Being “Woke”: The Praxis of Critical Consciousness

Ronald David Glass


26 / Teaching as a Hermeneutic Calling

Chris Higgins



Distinguished Invited Essay


33 / Historical Understanding and “The Blemish of Extraordinary Moral Legacies”

Georgia Warnke


57 / Philosophy and Its Discontents or How Strange Fruit Became Familiar

Kal Alston





Featured Essays


65 / Raising a Human: An Arendtian Inquiry into Child-rearing in a Technological Era

Stephanie Mackler


78 / Arendtian Inquiry, Philosophical Method and Parental Responsibility

Natasha Levinson


82 / Educating Cyborgs

Ben Kotzee


101 / Cyborgs Forever

Alexander M. Sidorkin


107 / Gabriel Marcel and the Possibility of Non-anthropocentric Hope in Environmental Education

Oded Zipory


122 / Can Marcel’s hope in mystery really get us to a non-anthropocentric relation to non-human nature in environmental education?

Clarence W. Joldersma





127 / Radical Discussions: Agonistic Democratic Education

David I. Backer


144 / Radical Discussions/Radical Subjectivities

Sarah J. DesRoches


149 / Ethical Scholarship and Information Overload: On the Virtue of Slowing Down

Kathy Hytten


162 / Enjoying the Wood Paths

Cristina Cammarano


168 / Representation and the Pedagogical Reduction of the World

David Lewin


182 / The Resonance of Picasso’s Guitar

Eduardo Duarte


188 / Between Games and Play: John Dewey and the Child-Centered Pedagogues

Aaron Schutz


203 / Opposing Dualism and Remembering Responsibility

Eric Bredo


207 / A Modest Proposal to Address Burden Shifting in Public Schools

Suzanne Rosenblith


220 / Legal and Moral Analyses of Educator’s Obligations

Winston C. Thompson


225 / Capability and the Obligation of Effective Power: The Global Promotion of Democratic Education for All

Tony DeCesare


240 / On Capability and the Obligation of Effective Power

J. C. Blokhuis


245 / Queer Replication: Viral Gifts in the 21st Century

Adam J. Greteman


259 / “και ίάσασθαι τήν φύσιν τήν άνθρωπίνην”[and curing human nature]: Feminist Countergifts to Bareback and the  Critique of Education as Prophylaxis

Zelia Gregoriou


264 / Fabricating The Posthuman Child In Early Childhood Education and Care

Therese Lindgren & Magdalena Sjöstrand Öhrfelt


277 / Why Posthumanism Now?

Amy Shuffelton


281 / Initiating Children in Language and World: Learning from Dogtooth

Stefan Ramaekers & Naomi Hodgson


296 / On Pinning Down a Wor(l)d

Lauren Bialystok


302 / The Cheerful Robots of Academia: Intellectual Craftsmanship and the Neoliberal University

J. Todd Ormsbee


316 / The Corporate University Killed the Intellectual Craft

Deron Boyles


321 / Rethinking Vulnerability in the Age of Anthropocene

Huey-li Li


336 / Education for Digital Citizenship

Dan Mamlok and Kathleen Knight Abowitz


351 / Capital vs Technology: Are We Shaped by the Device or the Debate?

Trevor Norris


356 / R.S. Peters and Posthumanist Ecological Identity

James R. Bigari


370 / Becoming an Ecological Self through Contemplative Ways

Heesoon Bai


375 / Cultivating Childhood Friendships as an Educative Aim: Virginia Woolf’s Non-Humanist, Humanist Challenge to Philosophers of Education

Stephanie A. Burdick-Shepherd


388 / Taking on Woolf’s Non-Humanist, Humanist Challenge

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon


392 / The Unexpected Alignment of Progressive Ideals and the Commercialization of Education in Entrepreneurial Learning

Johan Dahlbeck & Peter Lilja


406 / Entrepreneurial Education and Economic Progress

Rebecca M. Taylor


411 / Education for Civil Society

Hugh Sockett


425 / Civil Society and the Priority of Educational Aims

Randall Curren


431 / Excellent Sheep or Wild Ducks? Reclaiming the Humanities for Beautiful Knowledge

Naoko Saito


446 / Beyond Beautiful Knowledge: Reclaiming the Humanities for the Humanity to Come

Marina Schwimmer


450 / Trolling Toward the Human: Cyber Artifacts, Social Justice, and a Queering of Intercorporeality

Matthew Thomas-Reid


464 / Starve a Troll: Teaching and Learning in Contexts of Anti-pedagogical Provocation

Cris Mayo


468 / To Be at Home: Including Each Human in the Classroom

Cara Furman


483 / The Power of Home, and the Home of Power

Ashley Taylor


488 / Lyotard and the Sublime Unconscious of Education: Communicative Capitalism and Aesthetics

Derek R. Ford & Tyson E. Lewis


502 / Beyond the Sublime, Back to Responsiveness

Paul Smeyers

507 / Holding the Pieces: Pedagogy Beyond Disruptive Environmental Education

David Chang


521 / Deep Ecology and Disruptive Environmental Education

Bradley Rowe


527 / Barefoot in the Kitchen: New Materialism, Education, and Reproductive Labor

Claudia W. Ruitenberg


541 / Starving to Death: Reproductive Labor as Ecological-Political Learning

Susan Laird


546 / Precarious Meritocracy: On the Affective Structure of Merit in Education

Liz Jackson & Charles Bingham


560 / A Meditation on Merit

Barbara S. Stengel


565 / Modern Science, Philosophical Naturalism, and a De-Trivializing of Human Nature

Koichiro Misawa


579 / Human Nature and Second Nature

Tone Kvernbekk


585 / Freedom & Flourishing in a Posthumanist Age: More-Than-Human Being in Revolt

Sean Blenkinsop, Marcus Morse & Michael De Danann Datura


598 / The “Discourse of Invasive Species”: Another Consideration for the Rebel Teacher

Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer


603 / Learning from Our Enemies: Human Nature, Democratic Conflict, and the Risks of Dialogue

Rachel Wahl


617 / Bridging Divides or Deepening Them? Dialogue under Conditions of Social Injustice

Barbara Applebaum


623 / Reconciliatory Empathy Amidst Wild Emotions: Gandhian Nonviolence and Dewey’s Conception of Growth

Peter Nelsen


635 / Reconciliatory Empathy and Tiffany Trump in My Classroom

Susan Verducci


640 / Telepresence and the Posthuman: Pedagogical Tact and the Limits of Representability

Norm Friesen


656 / With Humanism Like This, Who Needs Posthumanism?

Samuel D. Rocha