Wonder, Silence and Human Flourishing: Toward a re-humanization of Health, Education, and Welfare

F.T. Hansen, S.B. Eide, Carlo J. W. Leget

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Wonder, Silence, and Human Flourishing: Toward a Rehumanization of Health, Education, and Welfare approaches humanization and the process of re-enchantment in a radical new way. For more than a decade the call for rehumanization in education, care and welfare has been heard and discussed primarily in critical thinking, political theory, and sociological discourses. This critique is mainly based on a social constructivist and naturalistic worldview that keeps the discussion in an anthropocentric perspective. By focusing on the phenomenology and ethics of wonder as an ontological and even spiritual event, and by listening to the silence that follows this contemplative wonder, the contributors offer an existential, phenomenological, and hermeneutic way of understanding humanization.

Edited by Finn Thorbjørn Hansen, Solveig Eide Botnen, and Carlo Leget, the book shows, from various perspectives, that the force of wonder and the silence that follows from it can nurture our ability to be receptive to and present in human relations and in resonance with the meaning-giving life phenomena that surround us.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-66691-121-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-66691-120-6
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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