Monographien der Mitarbeiter

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl
Prof. Dr. Kai Horsthemke


Animal Rights Education Erschienen am 15.10.2018
This book explores how the ethical treatment and status of other-than-human animals influence pedagogy, teaching, and learning in general, aiming to fill what has been a gap in the philosophy of education. It examines key trends in this regard, including environmental education, humane education, posthumanist education, ecopedagogy, critical animal pedagogy, critical animal studies, animal standpoint theory, and vegan education. The book discusses animal minds and interests, and how animals have been accommodated in moral theory. Further, it investigates whether anti-racist and anti-sexist education logically entail anti-speciesist education and closes by proposing animal rights education as a viable and sound alternative, a pedagogy that does justice not only to animals in general and as species, but also to individual animals. If animal rights education is philosophically and educationally meaningful, then it can arguably offer a powerful pedagogical tool, and facilitate lasting pro-animal changes.

Prof. Dr. Krassimir Stojanov

Education, Self-Consciousness and Social Action : Bildung as a Neo-Hegelian Concept

Summary: Education, Self-consciousness and Social Action reconstructs the Hegelian concept of education, Bildung, and shows that this concept could serve as a powerful alternative to current psychologist notions of learning. Taking a Hegelian perspective, Stojanov claims that Bildung should be interpreted as growth of mindedness and that such a growth has two central and interrelated components, including the development of self-consciousness toward conceptual self-articulation and the formation of one’s capacity for intelligent social action. The interrelation between the two central components of education implies that learning is transformed into education only when it involves the self-consciousness and the identity of the learner. Since both are grounded in the ethical beliefs and values of the individual, transforming learning into education therefore requires that education also address students’ everyday ethical assumptions, as well as their articulation and conceptualization. This claim has a number of implications for educational policy and pedagogy; one being that learning and teaching in schools are educative only if they have ethical significance for both students and teachers. Another implication is that the point of departure for educative teaching becomes the actual, everyday ethical beliefs and experiences of the students, rather than fixed curricular contents. Students’ encountering with sciences and arts should aim at the conceptual articulation of those beliefs and experiences – an articulation which makes individual’s rational autonomy and self-determination possible. Education, Self-consciousness and Social Action will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students interested in the philosophy of education. It should also be essential reading for anyone engaged in the study of Hegel’s work. 

Prof. Dr. Krassimir Stojanov

Bildungsphilosophie: Disziplin - Gegenstandsbereich - Politische Bedeutung

Der Band diskutiert Grundbegriffe und normative Orientierungen von Bildungspolitik und pädagogischem Handeln. Damit die Bildungsphilosophie den Raum der philosophischen Reflexion über bildungspolitische und pädagogische Grundsatzfragen bildet, muss sie ihre eigene disziplinäre Identität klären und ihren Standort zwischen „allgemeiner“ Philosophie, diversen anderen philosophischen Teildisziplinen und den Bildungs- und Erziehungswissenschaften bestimmen. Dem ist der erste Teil des Bandes gewidmet. Der zweite Teil demonstriert, mit welchen Themen und methodischen Zugängen sich bildungsphilosophische Erkundungen befassen. Dabei werden zentrale epistemologische und wissenschaftstheoretische Fragestellungen von Bildungsforschung und praktischer Pädagogik aufgegriffen sowie das bildungsphilosophische Gedankengut „klassischer“ Autoren rekonstruiert. Schließlich finden sich im dritten Teil des Bandes Aufsätze zu aktuellen Fragestellungen von Bildungspolitik und politischer Bildung aus philosophischen Perspektiven. Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe Tutzinger Studien zur Politik, Band 9.