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Espacios en blanco. Serie indagaciones

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CENCI, Angelo Vitório. Education, the crisis of the public sphere and the challenge of forming democratic will under the aegis of neoliberalism. Espac. blanco, Ser. indagaciones [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.2, pp.1-10. ISSN 1515-9485.

The article takes as an insight the problem observed by Axel Honneth about the dissociation between democracy theory and education theory present in current political philosophy. After positioning the problem, (I) we explored the question of the weakening of democracy, resulting from the hyperinflation of neoliberal market society (II) and some of the causes of neglect of education towards the formation of democratic will (III). Finally, in the effort to defend the need for education to deal with the formation of the democratic will, this article focuses on the outline of two perspectives. The first, briefly reviewing the contributions of Kant, Durkheim and Dewey, in dialogue with Honneth, is to highlight the school's defense in its still indispensable regenerative role of democratic conduct. The second is to consider the sphere of formal educational processes - based on the concept of social freedom -as a context conducive to the initial formation of the democratic will and, under conditions of relations of reciprocal recognition, foundations of social freedom (IV).

Keywords : Education, public sphere, democratic will, social freedom..

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