Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education : Learning from Myths and Metaphors, Hardback Book

Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education : Learning from Myths and Metaphors Hardback

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Myths and metaphors share not only an ability to call our attention to aspects of our world of which we were previously unaware, but also a propensity toward symbolic meanings and interpretations.

In Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education: Learning from Myths and Metaphors, Professor Gordon draws on some well-known myths and metaphors of various Existentialist thinkers and writers as a lens and an interpretative framework with which to explore a variety of issues in philosophy of education.

His book argues that symbolic or metaphorical interpretations can offer us representations of problems in education that go beyond what we can gain when we consider them only in their literal sense.

Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education is an excellent classroom text for a variety of foundations courses, including the Philosophy of Education.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 165 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781433130335

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