By Oren Ergas
Philosophy East/West showcases new scholarship within the philosophy of schooling and contemplative stories, paying specific realization to the intersection of mindfulness, evidence-based technology, and knowledge traditions.
- Moves past simplistic causes of “Eastern” and “Western” to discover the complexity and variety of assorted knowledge traditions
- Investigates the impression of mindfulness-based curricular interventions on present academic idea and practice
- Uses insights from vital Western philosophers—including Heidegger, Levinas, and Foucault—to situate contemplative perform inside modern academic theory
- Emphasizes the significance of transcultural and intercultural techniques within the philosophy of education
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1038). The proliferation of mindfulness scales which has accompanied the exponential growth of programmes has exacerbated this denaturing of the original conception, and it is now no longer clear precisely what is being measured. As Grossman and Van Dam (2011) note, such developments may prove counter-productive and unhelpful to all those working in the field. , p. 234). Along with the gradualness of mindfulness development, this ‘way of being’ is not susceptible to summative psychological testing.
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If education involves developing the capacity to pay attention in a creative, interested and curious way, why is the introduction of mindfulness programmes into schools seen as problematic by some? The broader interest in mindfulness training initiatives may be in part due to the psychosomatic symptoms of anxiety and stress owing to the accelerated pace of life under contemporary capitalism. In the Philosophy East/West: Exploring Intersections between Educational and Contemplative Practices, First Edition.