Kierkegaard, Seduction, and Existential Education

Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (6):557-572 (2011)

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This article aims at making a case for the role of seduction in existential education, that is, education that focuses on the pupil’s life choices. First, the article attempts to show that the relationship between the teacher and the pupil can be understood as a form of seduction. Secondly, the article examines how such a relationship functions in practice. Thirdly, the article warns against dangerous aspects related to seduction, and lastly, the article offers five conditions for how seduction can be used in a justifiable manner in existential education
Keywords Seduction  Pedagogy  Existential education  Communication  Kierkegaard
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DOI 10.1007/s11217-011-9239-6
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