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ERIC Number: EJ928577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Desire, Democracy and Education
Thogersen, Ulla
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v43 n4 p400-410 Jun 2011
In recent years the concept of eros has found its way back into educational literature with the aim of integrating human desires into educational theories and counteracting a devaluation of emotional life. This paper holds the view that this integration is important because desire expresses a fundamental way of relating to the world. However, part of the literature on eros and education also rethematizes the concept of eros as an educational value in support of democracy. The paper argues that the binding together of eros and democracy is based on a one-sided description of eros, which is too hasty when we look at the plurality of lived desires.
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Language: English
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