Learning from Myths and Metaphors
Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Part I 11 Chapter 1. Teachers as Absurd Heroes: Camus’ Sisyphus and the Promise of Rebellion 13 Chapter 2. Education as Empowerment: Exploring Dostoyevsky’s Notion of ‘the Underground’ 33 Chapter 3. Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and the Challenge of Relating to Strangers 53 Chapter 4. Negotiating Contingency: Sartre’s Nausea and the Possibility of Losing Control in a Technological World 71 Part II 89 Chapter 5. Nietzsche on the Significance of Learning about the Past 91 Chapter 6. Martin Buber’s Metaphor of ‘Starting from Above’ and the Issue of Educational Authority 109 viii contents Chapter 7. Hannah Arendt’s Concept of the ‘Banality of Evil’: On Thoughtlessness in Education 127 Chapter 8. Maxine Greene, Opening Spaces, and Education for Freedom 147
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