Going out, Not Knowing Whither: Education, the Upward Journey and the Faith of Reason / Edition 1

Going out, Not Knowing Whither: Education, the Upward Journey and the Faith of Reason / Edition 1

by Molly Quinn
     
 

ISBN-10: 082044104X

ISBN-13: 9780820441047

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

Reading the history of education and curriculum thought through the crisis of modernity marked by the «death of God», the «disenchantment of the world», and the disintegration of the human subject, the author describes our current spiritual situation and its problems. Central is an examination of the contemporary critique of reason, its

Overview

Reading the history of education and curriculum thought through the crisis of modernity marked by the «death of God», the «disenchantment of the world», and the disintegration of the human subject, the author describes our current spiritual situation and its problems. Central is an examination of the contemporary critique of reason, its growing indictment as the source of present woes, particularly given that the heart of the West has been its relentless pursuit of reason and an unwavering faith in it as humanity’s hope for achieving the good, the true, and the beautiful. The inquiry is made toward an understanding of the project of education, as the guardian of reason and the avenue through which human faith in reason is expressed, and the crisis in which this project, too, has culminated. The possibility is set forth of redeeming reason and reclaiming education as the upward journey of the soul in search of the good, the true, and the beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820441047
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Counterpoints of Education Series, #92
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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