Phenomenology and Education

Cosmology, Co-Being, and Core Curriculum


Phenomenologists or Continental thinkers argue for the subject-object continuum. For phenomenology, subjectivity is of the object, and object is for the subject. This book applies that continuum to the holistic foundations of work or specialization. The author devotes a chapter to each of eight cultural applications of the subject-object continuum. Chapter One examines the specialist-generalist continuum meaning specialization for general education. That continuum comprises the framework for the remaining seven chapters. Those seven include production for community, design for user, automation for user, computing for society, taxation for society, information for manufacturing, and procedure for goal. These eight applications constitute the basis for a core curriculum. The core curriculum gives holistic meaning, order, or cosmos to all jobs and to all people. Cosmos is a Greek word meaning humanistic-scientific order, irreducible to physics. The core curriculum is fundamental cosmology. Each of the eight continuities follow in a logical, systematic manner from the analytic-subjective continuum meaning object for subjectivity. Phenomenology of education can become the human basis of a promising holistic logic, bringing together analytic and existential themes.

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Table of contents

Editorial Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. ONE, SPECIALIZATION FOR GENERAL EDUCATION. 1. Work is Irreducible to Physics. 2. Cosmology Is Irreducible to Physics. 3. General Education Is Cosmology. 4. Conclusion. TWO. PRODUCTION AMOUNT FOR COMMUNITY. 1. Workplace Should Be Near Home. 2. Cities Should Prevent Urban Sprawl. 3. New England Banker. 4. Each Client Is Cultural. 5. Nature. 6. Preleasing and Our Social Nature. THREE. PRODUCT DESIGN FOR USER. 1. User-Friendly: Intersubjective Design. 2. Social Relations. 3. Social Factors. 4. Our Design. FOUR. AUTOMATION FOR USER. 1. Social Constraints: The Ancients. 2. Some Modern Constraints. 3. Objects for Co-Being. 4. Social Dislocation and Location. 5. Automation, Sequence, and Lived History. FIVE, COMPUTING FOR SOCIETY. 1. Cosmology, Religion, and Astrophysics. 2. Ancients, Astrophysics, and Computers. 3. Derivation, Computers, and Bias. 4. Predeliberative and Deliberative. 5. Derivative or Divisive? 6. Involvement as Basically Inexplicable. 7. Blurring Ethics and Technology. SIX, INFORMATION FOR MANUFACTURING. 1. The Disembodied Economy. 2. The Possible Career and Family Crises. SEVEN. TAXATION FOR SOCIETY. 1. Learning. 2. Our Taxation: Husserl, Schutz, and Ricoeur. 3. Excarnate Taxation: Social Versus Socialism. 4. My Taxation: Subjectivism as Anarchism. EIGHT. PROCEDURE FOR SOCIAL GOAL. 1. General Theory of Procedural Phenomenology. 2. Overcoming Study-Test Dualism. 3. Overcoming Manufacturing-Assembly Dualism. 4. Overcoming Campaign-Election Dualism. 5. Overcoming Legislation-Constitutionality Dualism. 6. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.

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