Abstract

Abstract:

In this paper, we explore the degree to which the Buddhist mindfulness practice and the habits of democratic citizenship can be reconstructed in light of each other. We ask what mindfulness is, seeking to first understand it in its Buddhist context. Then we turn to the work of John Dewey in order to seek possibilities for mutual reconstruction. Finally, we ask how we can reconcile mindful acceptance of the present with the ameliorative habits of the democratic citizen—and what this might mean for a reconstructed progressive education practice.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-1786
Print ISSN
1085-4908
Pages
pp. 49-65
Launched on MUSE
2017-12-23
Open Access
No
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