Laura J. Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at West Texas A&M University. Her research interests include Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Culture, and Philosophy as a Way of Life (PWL). Dr. Mueller’s research presents education as a process that both creates and sustains culture, as well as a process of self-cultivation – including moral cultivation. As such, she focuses on the relationship between pedagogy and personhood, and education, community, and cultural values. She explores various theories and practices that embrace education as a fundamentally transformative process, as part of PWL. Trained in the history of philosophy, her interests largely veer towards Modern philosophy and pragmatism. In addition to pedagogical interests, she also focuses on ways in which institutions (such as neoliberal universities) are obstacles to ethical development and PWL. She has contributed to collections such as Philosophy of Culture as Theory, Method, and Way of Life (Brill, 2022), The Cultural Power of Personal Objects: Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives (SUNY, 2021), and The Person at the Crossroads: A Philosophical Approach (Vernon, 2020). As part of her research in PWL, she is a certified Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Practitioner, through the Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Institute. She is also an editor for Eidos: A Journal for Philosophy of Culture, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought.
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