cover

Dewey, Heidegger, and the Future of Education

Beyondness and Becoming

Authors: d'Agnese, Vasco

  • Drawing on insights into the philosophies of Dewey and Heidegger, this project moves forward the greater philosophical discourse surrounding education
  • Illuminates deep affinities between the corresponding traditions of Dewey and Heidegger
  • Reveals the potential of the Dewey-Heidegger comparison for the future of education
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Due: August 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19482-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19481-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

Drawing on insights into the philosophies of Dewey and Heidegger, this book moves forward the greater philosophical discourse surrounding education.  It illuminates deep affinities between the corresponding traditions of Dewey and Heidegger, broadly labeled hermeneutics and pragmatism, and in doing so reveals the potential of the Dewey-Heidegger comparison for the future of education.  To accomplish this task, Vasco d’Agnese explores the Deweyan and Heideggerian understanding of existence and experience. Both thinkers believed that humans are vulnerable from the very beginning, delivered to an uncanny and uncertain condition. On the other hand, such an uncanniness and dependency, rather than flowing in nihilistic defeat of educational purposes, puts radical responsibility on the side of the subject. It is, then, educationally promising. The book explains that for both Dewey and Heidegger, being a subject means being-with-others while transcending and advancing one’s boundaries, thus challenging the managerial framework of education that currently dominates educational institutions throughout the world. 


About the authors

Vasco d’Agnese is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Psychology, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy.

Reviews

“Vasco d’Agnese’s book offers a valuable contribution to the debate regarding what educational alternative might replace the managerialism that continues its unfortunate reign over contemporary institutions of learning around much of the world. His return to John Dewey and Martin Heidegger is well conceived and important. Among the major themes that he takes up are imagination and possibility, mystery and unpredictability, growth and openness, freedom and becoming. The conception of thinking and agency that emerges takes us away from control and mastery and toward something far more imaginative that what we are hearing from most contemporary educationalists.” (Paul Fairfield, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Queen's University, Canada)

 

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    d’Agnese, Vasco

    Pages 1-9

  • Interweaving Dewey and Heidegger: Theoretical Background and Educational Bearings

    d’Agnese, Vasco

    Pages 11-38

  • Challenging Plato’s Theoretical Gaze: Undergoing and Ineffable

    d’Agnese, Vasco

    Pages 39-78

  • The Essential Uncertainty of Thinking: Subject and Education in John Dewey

    d’Agnese, Vasco

    Pages 79-110

  • Heideggerian Philosophy as an Educational Endeavor

    d’Agnese, Vasco

    Pages 111-144

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Due: August 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19482-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 1, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19481-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dewey, Heidegger, and the Future of Education
Book Subtitle
Beyondness and Becoming
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19482-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19482-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19481-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 207
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics