The Radical Pedagogies of Socrates and Freire: Ancient by Stephen Brown

By Stephen Brown

Situating modern severe praxis on the intersection of the social, the political, and the rhetorical, this publication is a provocative inquiry into the educating philosophies of Plato’s Socrates and Paulo Freire that has profound implications for modern schooling. Brown not just sheds new gentle at the wonderful and important issues of intersection among historic rhetoric and radical praxis as embodied within the instructing philosophies of Socrates and Freire, utilizing the philosophy of every to illumine the instructing of the opposite, yet makes use of this research to guide modern schooling in a daring new course, articulating a imaginative and prescient for a neo-humanist pragmatism. The booklet attracts at the post-Freudian theories of Jacques Derrida, Peter Brooks, and Otto Rank, in addition to at the neo-pragmatism of Cornell West to craft a brand new radical pedagogy configured to the realities of "post flash-crash" the United States. within the procedure, it discovers an area for a wider program of Freire’s educating philosophy than past works, relocating past a slender specialize in "liberatory" pedagogy or "teaching resistance," towards a neo-humanist pragmatism emphasizing interactive studying, problem-posing research, and civic engagement. Brown crafts a social-epistemic praxis that fuses the pedagogies of Freire and Socrates, becoming a member of the analytical, the moral, and the political as a part of an inquiry and intervention into the true, the nice, and the potential that poses tricky points of up to date truth in a look for this system content material of a Pedagogy of Social Change.

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