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The Question of a Thing-Centred View of Education: Notes on Vlieghe and Zamojski’s Towards an Ontology of Teaching

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A Post-critical Ontological View of Education

With their volume Joris Vlieghe and Piotr Zamojski join the contemporary philosophical-educational debate on teaching, a theme that, after being on the wane on account of the predominance of the discourse of learning, has been experiencing a resurgence in the most recent educational theorizing. The significance of this book resides not only in the wealth of insights that it provides but in the specific perspective assumed by the authors.

The latter can be summarized in the most concise form by pinpointing two dimensions: the post-critical and the ontological. First, as it is clearly stated in the introduction (p. 1), the volume is situated within the horizon of the project of a post-critical pedagogy (Hodgson et al. 2017). This cannot be the venue where to discuss their proposal of a post-critical stance in education but it is appropriate to define in what sense it grants their reflection on teaching a different angle in comparison with...

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  1. 1.University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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