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ERIC Number: EJ1011191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Confronting the Absurd: An Educational Reading of Camus' "The Stranger"
Curzon-Hobson, Aidan
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v45 n4 p461-474 2013
This article examines the concept of the stranger and the experience of strangeness in Albert Camus's "The Stranger." These themes have a range of synergies with educational thought. They also lead us to other concepts that may have a place in educational debate, in particular the concepts of the absurd and rebellion. This train of thought also has potential for educational practice. If we accept that strangeness has a positive place in education, Camus is insightful in allowing us to examine its pedagogical foundations and the wider conditions necessary to give rise to the experience of strangeness.
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Language: English
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