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Education Theory Reading Network

Regular network meeting for staff and students interested in education theory

Event details

At the last meeting we discussed the Wahlstrom paper on the topic of civic literacy, and for this meeting we will read the chapter by Appiah (full reference below), whose ideas were raised in the Wahlstrom paper. Here is an extract from the Appiah paper:

What is work? A job? A profession? A vocation? I think the answer to these questions requires the sort of genealogical investigation that is often required in social ontology. How, for example, did the social world and our concepts develop in a dialectical relation with one another to produce the contemporary idea of the job?


Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Philosophy of Work In: Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy Volume 7. Edited by:  David Sobel, Peter Vallentyne, and Steven Wall, Oxford University Press (2021). © Kwame Anthony Appiah.  DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780192897480.003.0001