Curren, Randall (31. Dezember 2011): Education and the Human Good. XXII. Deutscher Kongress für Philosophie, 11. - 15. September 2011, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.




What kind of reasons can be given for believing education is valuable? One can regard education as initiation into practices and refer to the goods internal to practices, but this does not objectively anchor claims about the goodness of education. The lecture holds that education involves initiation into practices that express human flourishing. It anchors the idea of flourishing in well established connections between the expression of forms of competence, satisfaction of needs, and well-being.