ERIC Number: EJ635604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
The Tension between Justice and Freedom in Paulo Freire's Epistemology.
Joldersma, Clarence W.
Journal of Educational Thought/Revue de la Pensee Educative, v35 n2 p129-148 Aug 2001
Explores how the concept of freedom in Paulo Freire's constructivist epistemology-constituted as agentive, spontaneity-based action-is in tension with his ethical project of a pedagogy for justice, one based on responsibility and non-indifference. Resolution of this tension means reconceptualizing the grounding notion of the subject beyond a modernist one of spontaneity to the more Levinasian (Emmanuel Levinas) one of responsibility. (Contains 50 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A