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Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience


Keqi (David) Liu

Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience constitutes a major contribution to the international literature on the work of Paulo Freire, one of the most influential educationalists of all time. It provides a fresh perspective on the Freirean notion of conscientization, rethinking this pivotal concept in the light of the history of ideas on conscience. The author offers a holistic, philosophical reading of Freire’s texts and argues for the cultivation of conscience through love and dialogue. Such a reading, he suggests, allows us to better respond to the moral crises that face us in the age of global capitalism. The ideas advanced in this book have important implications for philosophical and cultural understanding and for educational theory and practice.
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Liu, Keqi. Conscientization and the cultivation of conscience / Keqi (David) Liu. pages cm. — (Education and struggle; Vol. 3) Includes bibliographical references. 1. Conscience. 2. Freire, Paulo, 1921–1997. I. Title. BJ1471.L53 170—dc23 2013042401 ISBN 978-1-4331-2542-3 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4331-2541-6 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-4539-1257-7 (e-book) ISSN 2168-6432

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