The Kantian idea of hope – Bridging the gap between our imperfection and our duty to perfect ourselves

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dc.contributor.author Dineen, Katy
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-15T11:20:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-15T11:20:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-24
dc.identifier.citation Dineen, K. (2019) 'The Kantian idea of hope – Bridging the gap between our imperfection and our duty to perfect ourselves', Educational Philosophy and Theory, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1080/00131857.2019.1624525 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.issn 0013-1857
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8325
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00131857.2019.1624525 en
dc.description.abstract This journal recently published a special issue on Kant, evil, moral perfection and education. The essays included in the special issue discussed the vulnerably and imperfection of human beings and the role of education as facilitating such beings in their pursuit of moral perfection. The contribution of this article is to put forward a Kantian idea of hope as a response to the difficulty of holding imperfect agents to an impossibly high standard (perfect virtue). Hope plays an enabling role for human agents, mediating the seemingly unstable relationship between imperfect moral agents, characterised by radical evil, and their duty to elevate themselves to the idea of moral perfection in an uncertain world. As such, hope can be seen as a response to the editors’ call to bring attention to the need to work with the vulnerabilities and imperfections of human beings through education and social change. One practical way in which education can accomplish this task is through role modelling. A further contribution of this article is to advocate a Kantian idea of impure role modelling (the role model as imperfect but hopeful). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.uri https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00131857.2019.1624525
dc.rights © 2019 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Educational Philosophy and Theory on 24 July 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00131857.2019.1624525 en
dc.subject Immanuel Kant en
dc.subject Hope en
dc.subject Imperfection en
dc.subject Radical evil en
dc.subject Moral perfection en
dc.subject Role modelling en
dc.title The Kantian idea of hope – Bridging the gap between our imperfection and our duty to perfect ourselves en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Katy Dineen, Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: katy.dineen@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-12-24
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Educational Philosophy and Theory en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress katy.dineen@ucc.ie en
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