Discourse of philosophy
Textbook of philosophy
Textbook of philosophy, XI and XII class students&apos
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AbstractThe review deals with the studybook of philosophy by Tomas Sodeika and Jūratė Baranova, which provides more possibilities for Lithuanian general education schools and gymnasiums to understand the uniqueness of philosophical thinking. It is considered how a studybook of philosophy should be read, explained and interpreted. It is stated that the studybook’s focus is written meditation. Interpretative reading requires the reader to concentrate and experience the pleasure of reading, rather than set a number of additional aims, scatter thoughts when looking for equivalents between the text and the reviewer. Interpretative reading should be complimented by an open conversation. Personal insights are sought for during meditation, and it is argued, the analysed issue is broken into separate parts to make it more evident to all participants when discussing or disputing. The suggested lectio-disputatio-meditatio method prevents both participants of the educational process from losing the way because of its continuity, urges them to be active counterparts and does not limit their imagination at the same time. The studybook is intended for the search of wisdom, which is not overloaded with dates, events or theoretical constructs. Innovative selection of illustrations does not affect text reading. The book’s text and illustrations expand the field of philosophical discourse and successfully fights a specialised approach to philosophy due to inter-disciplinarism. The book, prepared by two philosophers, does not provide ultimate truths, its merely a conversation, held by means of texts and quotes; images of understanding are created as though mosaics.