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ERIC Number: EJ1024576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
The Leap of Learning
Lewin, David
Ethics and Education, v9 n1 p113-126 2014
This article seeks to elaborate the step of epistemological affirmation that exists within every movement of learning. My epistemological method is rooted in philosophical hermeneutics in contrast to empirical or rationalist traditions. I argue that any movement of learning is based upon an entry into a hermeneutical circle: one is thrown into, or leaps into, an interpretation which in some sense has to be temporarily affirmed or adopted in order to be either absorbed and integrated, or overcome and rejected. I illustrate this process through a retrieval of the concept of "submission" in pedagogy, particularly with reference to submission in Eastern traditions, as well as pre-modern Christian thought. These "other" traditions are introduced to contrast with the modern liberal Western perspective in which the role of submission has been almost entirely lost.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom