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Embracing the humanistic vision: Recurrent themes in Peter Roberts’ recent writings

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Running like a leitmotif through Peter Roberts’ recently published

    philosophico-educational writings there is a humanistic thread, which

    this article picks out. In order to ascertain the quality of this humanism,

    Roberts is positioned in relation to a pair of extant humanisms: radical and

    integral. Points of comparability and contrast are identified in several of the

    writer’s genre-crossing essays. These texts, it is argued, rectify deficiencies

    in how the two humanisms envision alternatives to capitalism. Roberts

    skilfully teases out the non-obvious futurological implications of the work

    of a diverse array of authors, spanning the boundaries of philosophy, social

    criticism, and literature. In so doing, he underscores the intimate connection

    between personal self-transformation and ideal-driven social transformation.

    Further, Roberts challenges humanists of both radical and integral stripes to

    reconsider the moral grounds of their critique of capitalism.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Reveley, J. (2018). Embracing the humanistic vision: Recurrent themes in Peter Roberts’ recent writings. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50 (3), 312-321.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85038914249

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1286

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 312

End Page


  • 321

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Running like a leitmotif through Peter Roberts’ recently published

    philosophico-educational writings there is a humanistic thread, which

    this article picks out. In order to ascertain the quality of this humanism,

    Roberts is positioned in relation to a pair of extant humanisms: radical and

    integral. Points of comparability and contrast are identified in several of the

    writer’s genre-crossing essays. These texts, it is argued, rectify deficiencies

    in how the two humanisms envision alternatives to capitalism. Roberts

    skilfully teases out the non-obvious futurological implications of the work

    of a diverse array of authors, spanning the boundaries of philosophy, social

    criticism, and literature. In so doing, he underscores the intimate connection

    between personal self-transformation and ideal-driven social transformation.

    Further, Roberts challenges humanists of both radical and integral stripes to

    reconsider the moral grounds of their critique of capitalism.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Reveley, J. (2018). Embracing the humanistic vision: Recurrent themes in Peter Roberts’ recent writings. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50 (3), 312-321.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85038914249

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1286

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 312

End Page


  • 321

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom