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Aesthetics and Educational Value Struggles

  • Alexander J. MeansEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education book series (COPT, volume 8)

Abstract

This chapter suggests that a defense of genuine creativity and imagination within public schooling engage with what Jacques Rancière refers to as the “aesthetic regime.” This regime enables us to consider a reorientation of educational experience and value through an ethical fidelity to beauty and equality in the coproduction of an educational common. It thus signals a form of aesthetic education (Bildung), that in Friedrich Schiller’s words, might make possible “the most perfect of all works of art—the establishment and structure of a true political freedom.”

Keywords

Ethical Judgment Aesthetic Experience Aesthetic Judgment Police Logic Perceptual Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social and Psychological Foundations of EducationSUNY Buffalo StateBuffaloUSA

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