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Philosophy of Education

The recently reformed philosophy of education team at Liverpool Hope commenced this year’s CEPA Seminar Series with the launch of their jointly-authored ‘Manifesto for a Post-Critical Pedagogy’. This sets out the principles that guide their research and teaching, founded on a commitment to the transformational potential of education and the need to reaffirm what is of value in the world, in spite of – and indeed because of – the many threats and challenges we face.

Questions arising from digitisation, privatisation, and new modes of governance and subjectivity shape our research and teaching. We draw on a diverse range of sources, including Foucault, Agamben, Badiou, Arendt, Cavell and Emerson as well as from film, art, and literature. Liverpool Hope is also home to the North West branch of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, which also hosts a series of seminars throughout the year.  The philosophy of education team are internationally recognised in their field. We welcome enquiries from research students and visiting scholars who share these research interests.


Joris Vlieghe (co-ordinator), Piotr Zamojski, Naomi Hodgson