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Conjectura: Filosofia e Educação

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MENEZES, Luiz Maurício Bentim da Rocha. How to teach philosophy?: a platonic proposal. Conjectura: filos. e Educ. [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.3, pp.477-491.  Epub July 29, 2019. ISSN 2178-4612.

How do you teach philosophy? Precious question that opens precedent for a long and arduous path. The answer is undetermined, it is not written ready, but it is able to go all the way, for a single question can be a philosophy being taught when it comes to a philosophical word and answering it means entering into the intricacies of philosophy and which consists a philosophical education. However, an attempt to answer a question, leaves us another question in the air: Is there such an art of teaching? If it exists, then there is also its art and its object. How does Plato in The Republic, “every art was made to look for and provide a gift to the convention by nature”. (341d). If we take the teacher as a pupil and the disciple as an object of teaching, we must keep in mind that the art of teaching is convenient for the disciple and not for the teacher. The master, therefore, is an instrument to become capable of teaching art to the disciple. If it is a philosophy is an accessible art, one must verify the existence of such a master to teach it. Dialectics has a role, through its courts, to find truth and be uttered in the discourse of the soul. The study is thinking the teaching, the instrument and its work by the Greek Antiquity, more specifically Plato’s philosophy.

Keywords : Plato; Philosophical education; Dialectic; Love speech; Phármakon.

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