Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 50, 2018

Philosophy of Education

Сергей Николаевич Бычков
Pages 301-306

Образование и философия

Educational problems require philosophical justification, whenever traditional approaches are proved inadequate. This is what actually happens in the process of building the information society. The significant efforts to develop technical skills in science and remember a large amount of data in humanities, learned earlier in school, are not today justified from the point of view of modern education. The computers have released people from the necessity to operate not only with numbers, but also with mathematical symbols. The Internet gives access to any bit of information almost instantly, whereas a few decades ago visiting a library to obtain the required information was necessary. A person has a unique opportunity to close on one’s self the creative process of making new ideas and project the «individual» and «common» fu-tures. The globalization of education sets forward several fundamental philo-sophical problems: the historicity of human being vs. the universality of truth, the scientific results and methods to reach them as a means of the individual’s development. It depends on different decisions, in which direction the vector of global pedagogical community efforts will be directed in the question of setting-up education, so that it could meet the era’s challenges.