Download PDF by Alan McManus: Alchemy at the Chalkface: Pirsig, Pedagogy and the

By Alan McManus

ISBN-10: 1514705761

ISBN-13: 9781514705766

This ebook identifies a common conceptual vagueness in and schooling this day over ‘quality’ and reveals that the Metaphysics of caliber of Robert M. Pirsig presents a important rationalization. It situates Pirsig’s resolution either philosophically and when it comes to the recent Physics, simplifying and clarifying his terminology and increasing his ethical hierarchy. the choice philosophical legacy of Hermeticism is tested, focussing at the expertise of the transformation of reduce into better caliber, alchemy, advised by means of key virtues of holism and amelioration. Alchemy is re-evaluated (and alchemical vanitas interrogated) and hired as a robust paradigm for this modification. A mnemonic scheme is hired to constitution, illustrate and additional the argument of every bankruptcy through personification in standard characters, historic and glossy. the traditional characters are Græco-Roman divinities. the fashionable characters portrayed are lecturers; but the new paradigm of caliber illustrated additionally has implications outwith the sphere of schooling.

Alan McManus, M.Theol.(hons), M.Phil, PGDE, M.Litt., Ph.D., is a contract educational, novelist, playwright and dramaturg. basically Say The note: maintaining homosexual and Lesbian Love, released by way of Christian replacement in 2013, is the 1st in a sequence of issues of the moral implications of his examining of pirsigian metaphysics and is via lifestyles selection: the Ethics and Ideologies of Abortion. This doctoral thesis and his Master’s dissertation (which is released as Dreaming Anarchy: a Shut-Eye View of a Utopia) are mentioned in his bankruptcy, “Strange Attractors: fable, Dream, and reminiscence in academic Methodology”, within the overseas instruction manual of Interpretation in academic learn released by way of Springer, 2015. He has additionally released articles on political philosophy and WW1 remembrance within the on-line magazine, Citizenship, Social and Economics schooling. He has released novellas and one novel of his Bruno Benedetti Mysteries, a chain of inclusive tales set in Glasgow, with one other imminent. His twitter tackle is @gumptionology.

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