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ERIC Number: EJ1030447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Three Epiphanic Fragments: Education and the Essay in Memory
Aldridge, David
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n5 p512-526 2014
Pádraig Hogan has argued for a powerful conception of education as epiphany that is illuminated by the work of Heidegger and Joyce. But what are we to make of Stephen Dedalus' intention (pretension?) to "Remember your epiphanies"? Developing the phenomenological Erinnerungsversuch or "essay in memory" of David Farrell Krell, I will examine three "epiphanic fragments" from the literature of education. The problem of the temporality of the educational epiphany will be identified and a resolution will be attempted. I hope thus to extend an ontological account of memory into the educational experience, and also to develop the educational significance of the remembered or recollected epiphany. The article concludes with some emerging thoughts on the relation of education, literature and vocation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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