Educational Philosophy and Theory 49 (1):47-57 (2017)

Authors
Igor Jasinski
Montclair State University
Abstract
Educational theorists ranging from Ivan Illich to Jan Masschelein and Maarten Simons have described institutionalized schooling as a modernized, secular church, full of rituals, sacraments, and various incantations. For them, the function of the teacher as priest and schooling as baptism is highly problematic, separating education from the common world. As such, the educational theology of the school needs to be suspended in order for educational life to take on new meaning beyond the sacraments of learning. To further this line of inquiry, we turn to the work of Giorgio Agamben on the oath and its originary function of guaranteeing the truthfulness of language. Insofar as the oath is also operable in learning, we argue that such operability can be suspended through a dialogic practice called ‘community of infancy’, thereby making possible new, profane forms of educational life beyond baptism.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1080/00131857.2016.1172472
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 60,795
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Thinking in Education.Matthew Lipman - 1992 - British Journal of Educational Studies 40 (2):187-189.
Profanations.Giorgio Agamben - 2007 - Zone Books.
The Coming Community.Fran Bartkowski & Giorgio Agamben - 1997 - Substance 26 (2):125.

View all 21 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Trust It!D. Z. Phillips - 1999 - Bijdragen 60 (4):380-392.
The Use of the Biblical Oath and Its Development.Sol Azuelos-Atias - 2016 - International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Revue Internationale de Sémiotique Juridique 29 (3):685-707.
Of Art and Blasphemy.Anthony Fisher & Hayden Ramsay - 2000 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 3 (2):137-167.
Speaking the Despicable: Blasphemy in Literature.Andreea Tereza Nitisor - 2007 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 6 (16):69-79.
Language Re-Entrance and the 'Inner Voice'.L. Steels - 2003 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 10 (4-5):173-185.
Sonorous Voice and Feminist Teaching: Lessons From Cavarero.Michelle Forrest - 2015 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 34 (6):587-602.
Anderson and Escher’s The MBA Oath: Review Essay. [REVIEW]Edward J. O’Boyle - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 101 (2):285 - 295.
Language Re-Entrance and the 'Inner Voice'.Luc Steels - 2003 - In Owen Holland (ed.), Journal of Consciousness Studies. Imprint Academic. pp. 174-185.
On the Teacher-Student Relationship (with Focus on Students with Special Needs).Júlia Klembarová - 2014 - Ethics and Bioethics (in Central Europe) 4 (3-4):201-213.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-11-23

Total views
6 ( #1,087,094 of 2,438,796 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #436,491 of 2,438,796 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes