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PIZA, Suze Oliveira. The practice of reproducing theories: creating and teaching Philosophy in contemporary Brazil. Educação e Filosofia [online]. 2017, vol.31, n.62, pp.985-1009.  Epub Mar 09, 2021. ISSN 1982-596X.

The main objective of this article is to present the tendency used in Brazilian universities and schools to reproduce philosophical theories, as well as the negative impact that this practice has on the education of new philosophers and the presence of Philosophy itself in Brazil. To achieve this, we consider the Latin American tradition that since the 1960s has deliberated the existence of Philosophy in Latin America, making it possible to form a critique, from the point of view of how Brazilians relate to the tradition of western philosophical thinking. The practice of persistently producing only philosophical commentaries of consecrated theories appears to be inadequate as a model for this line of thought, as the result is sterile knowledge that encourages subservience, an absence of thought and estrangement. The outcome of this is that at all levels of formal education, there is a generalized heteronomy, which would contradict, in principle, the very nature of the philosophical attitude and the guidelines for teaching Philosophy in Brazil.

Keywords : Reproducing theories; Education philosophers; Brazil.

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