Education and the Love for the World: Articulating a post-critical educational philosophy

Naomi Hodgson, Joris Vlieghe, Piotr Zamojski

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Sharing with critical pedagogy the belief that there is no necessity in the given order of things, and that we can always begin anew with the world, the post-critical educational philosophy articulated here seeks to overcome the internal contradictions of this paradigm by positing an affirmative, educational approach to educational philosophy. This understands education not as political action, as in critical pedagogy, working in the name of emancipation, but rather, following Rancière, assumes an equality of intelligences as a starting point from which the world can be set free for the new generation. This entails a pedagogy founded on love for the world, and for the new generation, in the Arendtian sense.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-20
Number of pages14
JournalForo de Educacion
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Post-critical
  • critical pedagogy
  • love
  • hope
  • affirmation
  • world
  • equality
  • pedagogical hermeneutics
  • principled normativity
  • new generation
  • unspeakable education.


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