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ERIC Number: EJ1110872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
The Eros of Counter Education
Luzon, Pinhas
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v50 n3 p461-473 Aug 2016
Erotic Counter Education (ECE) is the educational position of the late Ilan Gur-Ze'ev. In ECE Gur-Ze'ev combines two opposing positions in the philosophy of education, one teleological and anti-utopian, the other teleological and utopian. In light of this unique combination, I ask what mediates between these two poles and suggest that the answer lies in the concept of eros. Following a preliminary presentation of the concept of eros in ECE, I define it as a form of transcendental cognition that distinguishes between "what is to be perceived", conceptual and human, and "what is not to be perceived", divine and absolute. I subsequently show how the "nature" of this conception of eros permits the establishment of a normative meta-theory of education that gains its strength from critical theory and counter education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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