Book Launch

Sponsored by the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Strathclyde branch, and in association with the ‘Rights, Citizenship and Dialogue’ research group (University of Strathclyde)

Book Launch

Educational Philosophy for a Post-secular Age (Routledge 2016)

Monday 20th February, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Room LH228, Lord Hope Building, St James Road, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.



4:30     Welcome and Introduction, Prof Ninetta Santoro, Director of Research

4:35     Rights, Citizenship, Dialogue, Claire Cassidy, Convenor of the ‘Rights, Citizenship and Dialogue’ research group

4:40     Author’s Introduction, David Lewin (University of Strathclyde) Formations of the Post-secular in Education

5:00     Response paper, Piotr Zamojski (Liverpool Hope University) And Yet Immanence! Religion and Education after Metaphysics

5:20     Questions and discussion


Free to attend and everyone is welcome. Please email Claire Cassidy to confirm attendance:

For more details about the book itself, click here


New PESGB branch – Strathclyde (Glasgow)

Hi Phil of Ed fans,

Its official. We now have a new PESGB branch in Glasgow based at Strathclyde University:

Get in touch if you want to hear about events ( or you have any requests. I will also update this site with events.



Gert Biesta and Jacques Ranciere

I have been reading a lot of Biesta recently. Very interesting stuff. This will feed into my own book project. I want to understand Biesta’s use of Ranciere. I am wondering if Ranciere’s rejection of explication as a pedagogical method (because it entails an intellectual asymmetry that inhibits intellectual emancipation) just replaces one problem with another. Now the master becomes not an intellectual guide but a motivator – a director of the will, if not the intellect. This surely constitutes the same structure of contradiction. I need to get to the bottom of this.

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