The Taoist Pedagogy of Pathmarks

Critical Reflections upon Heidegger, Lao Tzu, and Dewey

  • Jie Yu

Part of the Spirituality, Religion, and Education book series (SPRE)

About this book


Based on the intertwined complex conversations among Heidegger, Dewey, and Lao Tzu, this book explores the possibilities of the Taoist Pedagogy of Pathmarks as a clearing between truth and untruth, responding to the spiritual call of Tao as inaction and teaching as releasement. In this book, Yu provides a critical exploration of the rich dynamics in the “direct” conversations among the three great thinkers of east and west, highlighting the implications of their ideas for education throughout. As more educational researchers, teacher educators, and teachers recognize the limitations of didactic teaching-as-telling, the author brings an alternate pathway to light. 


phenomenology Taoism Sun of Truth pedagogy ontological nature of teaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Jie Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Rollins CollegeWinter ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01604-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01605-0
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