Martin Heidegger

Challenge to Education

  • Steven Hodge

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education book sub series (BRIEFSKEY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Steven Hodge
    Pages 1-14
  3. Steven Hodge
    Pages 15-29
  4. Steven Hodge
    Pages 31-46
  5. Steven Hodge
    Pages 47-62
  6. Steven Hodge
    Pages 63-83
  7. Steven Hodge
    Pages 85-104
  8. Steven Hodge
    Pages 105-113

About this book


This book sets out to explore the challenge to education contained in Heidegger’s work. His direct remarks about education are examined and placed in the broader context of his philosophy to create an account of Heidegger’s challenge. Martin Heidegger is an undisputed giant of 20th Century thought. During his long academic career he made decisive contributions to philosophy, influencing a host of thinkers in the process including Arendt, Gadamer, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida and Foucault. Heidegger inquired into the deepest levels of human being and its social, natural and technological contexts. Although he did not develop a systematic philosophy of education, his philosophical insights and occasional remarks about education make him an interesting and troubling figure for education. Heidegger is of interest to education for his contributions to our understanding of human being and its environment. Heidegger’s insights are troubling, too, for many of the assumptions of education. His critiques of humanism and the modern instrumental mindset in particular have significant implications. The work of scholars who have expanded on Heidegger’s remarks and those who have been influenced by his philosophy is also surveyed to fill out the examination. A vision of education emerges in which teachers and learners awaken to the deadening influences around them and become attuned to the openness of being.


Enframing Forgetfulness of being Heidegger Dasein Heidegger Mitsein Heidegger critique of modernity Heidegger philosophy of truth History of being Martin Heidegger Ontical curriculum Philosphy of education Purpose of education Question of being Theory of pedagogy Transformative pedagogy

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Hodge
    • 1
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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