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  • Schooling for "Deep Knowing": On the Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus (2016)

    This article examines what passes for high school education through a philosophic lens associated with Nietzsche, Plato, and Dionysian concerns. The essential claim in this article is that the Dionysian element of education has been sorely neglected (if not persecuted) in schools, much to the detriment...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • On the High School Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus (2014)

    This article examines our modern ways of schooling youth in light of philosophic and personal narrative accounts of "the Dionysian" aspect -- a term the author uses to understand his own experiences and aspirations as a high school English teacher. Having articulated the meaning of this term...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices (2014)

    Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Katabasis in the Setting of Plato's Symposium Revisited" (Parts 1 to 3) (2014)

    This article revisits a strand of Plato scholarship on the nature of wisdom's pursuit that began ten years ago. In the original 2004 article by this author, attention was drawn to how "descent" or katabasis imagery is replete throughout the drama of Plato's Symposium , whereas "ascent"...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • “Katabasis in Plato’s Symposium” (2004)

    Most of the scholarship on Plato's Symposium attends to the upward movement of the dialectic towards wisdom and knowledge that occurs in the dialogue through the speeches. This article begins a strand of scholarship intended to unfurl the importance of descent (katabasis) imagery as it appears in...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
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