HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 20 no. 2 (2019)

JUSTICE, EDUCATION, AND DEMOCRACY: A CRITICISM OF NEOLIBERALISM*

Rasit Celik

 

Abstract:

John Rawls’s political liberalism and Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach have been among the most influential theories in political philosophy. Their theoretical and practical implications have also been an important aspect of discussion in the field of philosophy of education. This study provides a discussion focusing on the concepts justice, education, and equality from the perspectives of political liberalism and the capabilities approach. It also examines impacts of neoliberal economic theory over education policies and finalizes with a discussion on why democratic societies need to consider egalitarian education policies.