Lyotard: Just Education

Lyotard: Just Education

by Pradeep Dhillon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415215471

ISBN-13: 9780415215473

Pub. Date: 01/10/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Following Lyotard's death in 1998, this book provides an exploration of the recurrent theme of education in his work. It brings to a wider audience the significance of a body of thought about education that is subtle, profound and still largely unexplored. This book also makes an important contribution to contemporary debates on postmoderism and education.  See more details below

Overview

Following Lyotard's death in 1998, this book provides an exploration of the recurrent theme of education in his work. It brings to a wider audience the significance of a body of thought about education that is subtle, profound and still largely unexplored. This book also makes an important contribution to contemporary debates on postmoderism and education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415215473
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/10/2001
Series:
Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Jean-Francois Lyotard: just education in passing1
1Emancipation and philosophies of history: Jean-Francois Lyotard and cultural difference23
2Lyotard on Wittgenstein: the differend, language games, and education36
3Paralogy, validity claims, and the politics of knowledge: Habermas, Lyotard, and higher education54
4Overcoming capitalism: Lyotard's pessimism and Rorty's prophecy73
5Lyotard as moral educator97
6The sublime face of just education110
7Another space125
8L'enfance, education, and the politics of meaning140
9In freedom's grip157
10Exploring "Lyotard's women": the unpresentable, ambivalence, and feminist possibility177
11Fables and apedagogy: Lyotard's relevance for a pedagogy of the Other194
12For a libidinal education215
13Pointlessness and the University of Beauty230
Bibliography259
Index of themes269
Index of names271

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