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ERIC Number: EJ812773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
A Guide to Educational Philosophizing after Heidegger
Vandenberg, Donald
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v40 n2 p249-265 Apr 2008
This paper heeds the advice of EPAT's editor, who said he "will be happy to publish further works on Heidegger and responses to these articles" after introducing four articles on Heidegger (and one of his students) and education in the August, 2005, issue. It discusses the papers in order of appearance critically, for none of them shows understanding of Heidegger's writings and descriptions of human existence in his most important work, "Being and Time," nor the work of the internationally recognized educational philosopher who has written about educational problems using Heidegger's perspective (among others) over the past forty years and that should be considered in any application of Heidegger's thought to education if educational philosophy is to become a cumulative discipline. Because philosophy of education is notoriously non-accumulative and requires far more than referring to education in the first and last paragraphs of an article in order to be about an educational problem or phenomenon, the publications of this scholar in the phenomenology of education are mentioned throughout, as are Heidegger's works, to show how the four authors might have benefited from library research to utilize existing understandings and go beyond them. Finally, some suggestions are made about how to read with understanding Heidegger's magnum opus, "Being and Time."
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Language: English
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