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The Resource Hans-Georg Gadamer : The Hermeneutical Imagination, (electronic resource)

Hans-Georg Gadamer : The Hermeneutical Imagination, (electronic resource)

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Hans-Georg Gadamer : The Hermeneutical Imagination
Title
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Title remainder
The Hermeneutical Imagination
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides an introduction to Hans-Georg Gadamer’s thinking and shows how it might inform our own thinking about education as a lifelong process of engaging with one another and with the wider world. He insisted on the supreme importance of prior learning, but also on the unpredictability of human understanding and on the possibility of new and unforeseeable beginnings. Having lived through the catastrophe of two world wars, he became an important voice in the debate on the future of a reunified Germany and the role of the university in shaping the values and outlook of the new Europe. His work is of immense significance for all those involved in the education of future generations. 'In Gadamer: The Hermeutical Imagination, Jon Nixon has pulled off quite a feat. In his customary lucid, accessible and dialogical style, we are treated to a masterly tour that both opens the complex thinking of Hans-Georg Gadamer and draws out its implications for our understanding of education. In the process, a strong critique emerges of contemporary instrumental approaches to education. Many will assuredly gain much from this enjoyable text, both those interested in Gadamer as such and those working in the philosophy of education.' Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education, UK ‘This book simultaneously invites the reader to engage with the transformative potential of education and provokes the reader to imagine an educational landscape that values freedom, democracy and authenticity. Jon Nixon skilfully and eloquently draws the reader into the philosophies, life and legacy of Hans-Goerg Gadamer, a key thinker of the 20th century. Meticulously researched, this original study offers a biographical insight as well as critical commentary on Gadamer’s contribution to wider educational debates. An impressive contribution to the field.’ Tanya Fitzgerald, Professor of History of Education, La Trobe University, Australia ‘Gadamer: The Hermeneutical Imagination provides an excellent introduction to Gadamer's key ideas. Jon Nixon draws his readers into a conversation with Gadamer, inviting them to imagine the possibility of applying Gadamer's hermeneutical philosophy to their own educational practice. It is essential reading for all those who have an interest in – and commitment to – the future of education.’ Feng Su, Senior Lecturer in Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK
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Nixon, Jon
Dewey number
370
Index
no index present
LC call number
L1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
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  • Education
  • Philosophy and social sciences
  • Education
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Hans-Georg Gadamer : The Hermeneutical Imagination, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Author; 1 An Examined Life; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Childhood and Youth; 1.3 The Long Apprenticeship; 1.4 Internal Exile; 1.5 Coming Through; 1.6 Late Flourishing; 1.7 Conclusion; References; 2 The Acknowledged Self; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 From Vico to Gadamer; 2.3 'The Power of Prejudice'; 2.4 The Self-as-Questioner; 2.5 Becoming Ourselves; 2.6 Conclusion; References; 3 Mutual Understanding; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 In the Footsteps of Hermes; 3.3 'The Fusion of Horizons'; 3.4 Question-and-Answer; 3.5 Becoming Attentive; 3.6 Conclusion; References
  • 4 Beyond Method4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Aristotelian Echoes; 4.3 'The Problem of Method'; 4.4 The Primacy of the Question; 4.5 Becoming Worldly; 4.6 Conclusion; References; 5 Educational Imaginaries; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Reclaiming the Humanistic; 5.3 Reasoning Together; 5.4 Individual Flourishing; 5.5 Spaces of Freedom; 5.6 Coda; References; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (82 p.)
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online
Isbn
9783319521169
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn973182999
Label
Hans-Georg Gadamer : The Hermeneutical Imagination, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Author; 1 An Examined Life; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Childhood and Youth; 1.3 The Long Apprenticeship; 1.4 Internal Exile; 1.5 Coming Through; 1.6 Late Flourishing; 1.7 Conclusion; References; 2 The Acknowledged Self; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 From Vico to Gadamer; 2.3 'The Power of Prejudice'; 2.4 The Self-as-Questioner; 2.5 Becoming Ourselves; 2.6 Conclusion; References; 3 Mutual Understanding; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 In the Footsteps of Hermes; 3.3 'The Fusion of Horizons'; 3.4 Question-and-Answer; 3.5 Becoming Attentive; 3.6 Conclusion; References
  • 4 Beyond Method4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Aristotelian Echoes; 4.3 'The Problem of Method'; 4.4 The Primacy of the Question; 4.5 Becoming Worldly; 4.6 Conclusion; References; 5 Educational Imaginaries; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Reclaiming the Humanistic; 5.3 Reasoning Together; 5.4 Individual Flourishing; 5.5 Spaces of Freedom; 5.6 Coda; References; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (82 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319521169
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn973182999

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