The Collapse of the Ethics of the Public Sphere and its Educational Consequences

Authors

  • Aleksander Kobylarek University of Wrocław, Institute of Pedagogy, ul. Dawida 1/3 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4562-9035
  • Martyna Madej Institute of Political Sciences, University of Wrocław ul. Koszarowa 3, 51-149 Wrocław, Poland
  • Jana Birova Faculty of Arts, Department of French Language University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Nám. J. Herdu 2, 91071 Trnava, Slovakia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2022.1.5.14

Keywords:

public sphere, authority, depreciation, education, science, appropriations, ethics, collapse

Abstract

This article aims to present the ways in which the ethics of authority, including government, is collapsing in the contemporary world. The authors demonstrate what consequences numerous abuses and negligence can bring to education and the future. The article is based on reflections supported by actual research, which confirms the theses contained in it. Not only consequences are highlighted, but also ways in which they can be prevented. The most important aspect for the progress of science and the prevention of the depreciation of states is to stand firm against the abuses and appropriations committed by authority figures and to fight against “skimpiness” both in everyday life as well as in science.

The current world picture does not promise a happy future. Humanity should strive for greater openness without allowing itself to be subjected to authorities whose actions contradict what they really are.

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Author Biographies

Aleksander Kobylarek, University of Wrocław, Institute of Pedagogy, ul. Dawida 1/3

PhD in humanities, assistant professor at the University of Wrocław (Poland) in Departament of Pedagogy, manager of the University of the Third Age in the University of Wrocław up to 2016, author of more than 100 scientific publications, including articles, books, chapters, editor-in-chief of international scientific "Journal of Education Culture and Society" and "Ogrody Nauk i Sztuk (Gardens of Science and Arts).

Martyna Madej, Institute of Political Sciences, University of Wrocław ul. Koszarowa 3, 51-149 Wrocław, Poland

student

Jana Birova, Faculty of Arts, Department of French Language University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Nám. J. Herdu 2, 91071 Trnava, Slovakia

Associate professor

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Kobylarek, A., Madej, M., & Birova, J. . (2022). The Collapse of the Ethics of the Public Sphere and its Educational Consequences. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 13(1), 5–14. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2022.1.5.14

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