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ERIC Number: EJ891174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Ignorance and Translation, "Artifacts" for Practices of Equality
Derycke, Marc
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v42 n5-6 p553-570 Aug 2010
The passion of inequality exists in the discourse that binds people by their adhesion to the beliefs about the hierarchic distribution of positions in society. In this manner the differences that structure the (apparently) natural titles to be governed or to govern are put in a state of aggregation. The apparent naturalness of these titles masks a principle of equality, a necessary artifact that breaches the nature of the social bond. This article argues that despite the hegemonic pressure of inequality, the situation of apprenticeship can contain events of emancipation. For this, the "master" must articulate two complementary artifacts in his relation with his apprentice. First, he must occupy a posture of ignorance. Second, he must ascribe priority to the object to be known or listened to (the text, the words...) in such a way that a connection is made between the intelligences that he is interrogating and, thus, that their equality is verified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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