ERIC Number: EJ1011165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 20
Strangers and Orphans: Knowledge and Mutuality in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
Gomez, Claudia Rozas
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n4 p360-370 2013
Paulo Freire consistently upheld humanization and mutuality as educational ideals. This article argues that conceptualizations of knowledge and how knowledge is sought and produced play a role in fostering humanization and mutuality in educational contexts. Drawing on Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," this article focuses on the two central characters who "ardently" pursue knowledge at all costs. It will be argued that the text suggests two possible outcomes from the pursuit of knowledge. One is mutuality; the other is social disconnectedness.
Descriptors: Novels, Humanization, Epistemology, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Distance, Educational Philosophy, Nineteenth Century Literature
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