who are the authentic unquiet of contemporary times?


  • rosana aparecida fernandes Filosofia da Educação - DEBAS/FACED/UFRGS
  • josé menna oliveira




attention, education, philosophy, neuroscience


In this paper, we work on bringing together, throughout five sections, philosophy,education and neuroscience, through thoughts of some authors such as Nietzsche,Spinoza, Deleuze, Bergson, Jaspers, Hannah Arendt, Ortega Y Gasset and Kapur. In the“Some kind of difficulty to understand attention” section we approach concepts related toAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We suggest that a pharmacologicaltreatment using psychostimulants may be understood as a way to program affections,since it interferes with the neural mechanism of the salience coding. We warn, in thesegment “Some knowledge about the bodies”, about how the ability to pay attention or tostay focused is connected with how much affirmative engagement there is between theaffected body and the body or the object affecting it. The characteristics of studying and ofthe student are problematized in “Some understading about education”, and we affirm:students study to learn about their own strengths and sensitivities, to reach the requiredcompetence to satisfy their needs, not someone else's. In “A way to wander and learn”,we talk about the cartographic capacity of the bodies — the ability to wander and select what raises the potency of thinking, experimenting and living. Lastly, in “Other possiblepaths” we resume ideas, we intertwine issues, and we ask about paths, routes, changes.

Author Biography

rosana aparecida fernandes, Filosofia da Educação - DEBAS/FACED/UFRGS

Professora Adjunto A de Filosofia da Educação da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Faculdade de Educação, Departamento de Estudos Básicos - DEBAS. Possui Graduação em Pedagogia pela Universidade de Brasília (2001), Especialização em Ensino de Filosofia pela Universidade de Brasília (2002), Mestrado em Educação pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2005) e Doutorado em Educação pela Universidade Federal de Pelotas (2010). É líder do Grupo de Pesquisa Cabeça de Criança: Arte, Educação, Filosofia e Infâncias (AEFI).



How to Cite

fernandes, rosana aparecida, & oliveira, josé menna. (2017). who are the authentic unquiet of contemporary times?. Childhood & Philosophy, 14(29), 259–278. https://doi.org/10.12957/childphilo.2018.25235




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