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Educating Humanity: Bildung in Postmodernity

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0627-6
212 pages
June 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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During the past decade there has been renewed interest in the German idea of Bildung. This collection of newly written essays asks how this classical idea of an education of the self – as proposed by neo-humanists such as Schiller, Von Humboldt and Hegel – can make sense of the education of humanity in the information age.

  • Timely re-examination of the tradition of Bildung in the context of postmodernity.
  • Asks how the classical idea of an education of the self can make sense of the education of humanity in the information age.
  • Considers the idea of a dynamic transformation extending through culture and politics.
  • Plays a crucial part in the developing theory and practice of education.
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction: Bildung and the idea of a liberal education: Lars L?vlie and Paul Standish.

2. Bildung and the Thinking of Bildung: Sven Erik Nordenbo.

3. The Idea of a Universal Theory of Education - an Impossible but Necessary Project?: Michael Uljens.

4. How General Can Bildung Be? Reflections on the Future of a Modern Education Ideal: Gery Biesta.

5. Bildung and Critical Theory in the Face of Postmodern Education: Ilan Gur-Ze'ev.

6. On Irritation and Transformation: A-teleological Bildung and its Significance for the Democratic Form of Living: Roland Reichenbach.

7. Beyond the Present State of Affairs: Bildung and the Search for Orientation in Rapidly Transforming Societies: Halmut Peukert.

8. The Double Call: on Bildung in a literary and reflective perspective: Klaus Peter Mortensen.

9. Modernising Media or Modernist Medium? The Struggle for Liberal Oearning in Our Information Age: Rene V. Arcilla.

10. The Promise of Bildung: Lars L?vlie.

11. Illusion -
How Friedrich Schiller Can Cast Light on Bildung: Hansjorg Hohr.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Lars Løvlie is a Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Klaus Peter Mortensen works at the Pedagogical University, Denmark.

Sven-Erik Nordenbo is based at Copenhagan University, Denmark.

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  • Timely re-examination of the tradition of Bildung in the context of postmodernity.
  • Asks how the classical idea of an education of the self can make sense of the education of humanity in the information age.
  • Considers the idea of a dynamic transformation extending through culture and politics.
  • Plays a crucial part in the developing theory and practice of education.
See More

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