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ERIC Number: ED596938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Towards a Narrative Vision for Philosophy of Education: Postmodernism, the Pilgrim and the Journey
Potgieter, Ferdinand J.
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) (17th, Pomorie, Bulgaria, Jun 2019)
This paper argues in favour of a narrative vision for philosophy of education in a postmodern context. I argue that while the nihilistic strand of postmodernity might continue to challenge the viability of religious discourse in education(al) environments, postmodernity also re-opens the world towards its pre-rational foundations by means of the rediscovery of the primacy of narrative. In a postmodern age, any philosophy of education implies a basic understanding of, at least, the (historical) present and the past in order to establish its place in the scholarly community of educators and educationists. I theorize the postmodern rediscovery of narrative by demonstrating how the journey of the pilgrim is a continuous narrative of living ethics and vulnerable hospitality. [For the complete Volume 17 proceedings, see ED596826.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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