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Title: Closing the fractures of our souls: Philosophy and the meaningful life
Authors: Reis, Carlos Sousa
Formosinho, Maria das Dores
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Lodz University of Technology Press
Citation: Reis, C. S., & Formosinho, M. D. (2019). Closing the fractures of our souls: Philosophy and the meaningful life. In J. Sosnicka (Ed.), An engineer with a humanist's soul: Humanistic issues of technological world (pp. 57-76). Lodz: University of Technology Press. Disponível no Repositório UPT,
Abstract: This article starts by unveiling the root of the prejudice the Humanities and Social Sciences, often regarded as soft-sciences fails to understand he significance of their focus in "essentially contestable concepts". On this ground, we elaborate a perspective of how the humanities, i.e., the "usefulness of the useless", can be the basis of an integral educational that goes beyond mere professionalism and envisages a wisdom that pertains and promotes the integral human being. We give examples related to this from history and the arts realm, and specifically we try to clarify how philosophy can contribute to an authentic or meaningful life, understood as an existence not alienated to shallow values.
ISBN: 978-83-7283-957-2
Appears in Collections:INPP - Livros e Capítulos de Livros / Books and Book Chapters

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