peter m asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 10 months ago

Is it philosophical that children now should be able to skip school for things like Environmental protests (U.K.)?

Update:

Is this good philosophy like Environmental Philosophy ?

Update 2:

"indoctrinating children" j153e… surely that wouldn't be right

& necessary as they already have the scientific facts. The

emergency would not go away, while killing off students future

freewill to peacefully protest.

Update 3:

(exactly..)..what I might have said P.

You could Even Pass -sometimes- for a good-non

relativist-philosopher now that you are getting the

"hang of it" (!)

Update 4:

So answer this...would YOU willingly go an join

such a protest ?

Update 5:

Without all the rigmarole that snafu requires..

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  • 10 months ago
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    Yes because their time and effort is probably going towards a good cause instead of what we’re systematically supposed to do; Though, does their protest really have an impact on the establishment at hand, because if not that would just be a wasted effort.... it all depends.

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  • 10 months ago

    No. That would be principled.

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  • P
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    10 months ago

    It depends what you consider to be wise. eg. a survival course as part of the school curriculum might be considered wiser.

    Generally adults act on the behalf of children in a protective and beneficial manner to allow them to learn and develop fully in their own way. Anarchic indoctrination and setting a bad example may not achieve the desired result with useful and responsible members of society

    To me it seems to be more social engineering than philosophical

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  • snafu
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    10 months ago

    I think knowing how to protest effectively and responsibly, knowing ones rights, the law, propaganda as well as all the environmental concerns and how to mobilise passionate ideas in a democracy, would make for a great lesson in itself. If politicians want to engage young people in politics and the political process positively this would be a great way to start.

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    • snafu
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      10 months agoReport

      Having knowledge over the way democracy works, is a good thing. It’s a powerful concept, yet fragile and needs looking after. It isn’t about radicalising or politicising the young, but giving them the tools to be made aware of the various dark arts of propaganda organisations and individuals use.

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  • 10 months ago

    Yes it could be a good ifea

  • j153e
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    10 months ago

    Make it a national holiday, along the lines of Japan's national "Greenery Day."

    Indoctrinating children along those lines seems to give some a reason for being involved with something noble, a cause celebre, adding a dimension of meaning, a children's crusade.

    • Kindred
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      10 months agoReport

      I side w/j153e. Indoctrination in how he’s suggesting isn’t brainwashing but rather reframing . To your point the science is there to support taking action—but some people were taught protesting is unpatriotic or criminal—so if you turn protest into celebration—we’ve made less scary.

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