‘care’ in education: an analysis of the lipmanian perspective


  • leoni maria padilha henning Universidade Estadual de Londrina


cuidado – pensamento cuidadoso – Matthew Lipman


The central theme about which this article deals with is “caring”. Departing from a presentation that brings up the problematic, we seek to suggest the amplitude and complexity of the theme in order to, afterwards, taking it closer to education, then arriving to the desired context for exploring the concepts presented: the caring thinking in Matthew Lipman. To the author, our intellectual tradition is gradually deepening that what is characteristic of critical thinking as a platform that moves away from what we designated as the emotional, the affective or the amount of manifestations of the human feelings. Lipman, being a radical adversary to this comprehension, proposes the concept of reasonableness, which implies the conjunction of critical, creative and caring thinking. It is about to the latter that our bibliographical investigation seeks to collect the information in order to elaborate some reflections which, according to our view, are important to the philosophical-educational field.

Author Biography

leoni maria padilha henning, Universidade Estadual de Londrina

Graduada em Filosofia pela Universidade Federal do Paraná em 1974, obteve os seguintes títulos na Pós-Graduação: 1. “Master in Education” pela Universidade Estadual do Mississippi (MSU) em 1976; 2. “Master of Science” pela Universidade Estadual de Iowa (ISU) em 1990; 3. Doutorado em Educação pela Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) em 2003. Concursada pela Universidade Estadual de Londrina, onde trabalha na área de Filosofia e Educação, desde 1991.



How to Cite

henning, leoni maria padilha. (2011). ‘care’ in education: an analysis of the lipmanian perspective. Childhood & Philosophy, 7(14), 191–205. Retrieved from https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/childhood/article/view/20566