Educational Ethics

  • Bruce Moghtader


Foucault’s proposed ethics as a process where one finds, loses and transforms oneself in the activity of (un)learning. From a philosophical and pedagogical perspective, Foucault saw ethics not solely limited to caring for others, although it certainly included others. Ethics is more than a body of codes and obligations to be followed by teachers and students. Further, ethics is irreducible to political, technological and economical discourses and practices to govern a population. Foucault’s scholarship urges that among what already is, education should concern the care we take of ourselves in order to know and transform ourselves. Educational ethics, adopting Foucault’s view, can incorporate the exercises one performs on oneself and the exercise of truth about oneself in its conversation.


Pedagogical Role Modern Education Ancient Philosophy Philosophical School Philosophical Practice 
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© Bruce Moghtader 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Moghtader
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  1. 1.University of VictoriaCanada

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