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Second Summer School in Philosophy of Education:
June 8 - 18, 2015

Theme: Rationality and Its Discontents

The Second Summer School in Philosophy of Education was held between June 8-18, 2015 at the Azim Premji University. The theme for this year’s Summer School was “Rationality and Its Discontents”. Participants included research scholars in various disciplines of the Humanities such as Economics, Sociology and Education, and practitioners in the field of Education. Resource persons included faculty members of Azim Premji University, and invited speakers from reputed institutions across India. They addressed the following six themes: Reason as Method and Faculty, Reason and Epistemic Norms, Morality and Reason, Reason and Scientific Hegemony, Public Reason and Reason and Education. The Summer School was geared towards familiarizing participants with theorizations of reason in various sub-disciplines of philosophy, thereby enabling them to add a dimension of depth to their thinking and research. The salience of abstract theoretical Question to educational practice was underlined via extensive dialectical engagement with the participants.

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