The End of Education: Toward Posthumanism

U of Minnesota Press, 1993 - 277 sider

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Humanistic Understanding and the Ontotheological Tradition The Ideology of Vision
Humanistic Inquiry and the Politics of the Gaze
The Apollonian Investment of Modern Humanist Educational Theory The Examples of Matthew Arnold Irving Babbitt and I A Richards
The Violence of Disinterestedness A Genealogy of the Educational Reform Initiative in the 1980s
The University in the Vietnam Decade The Crisis of Command and the Refusal of Spontaneous Consent
The Intellectual and the Posthumanist Occasion Toward a Decentered Paideia

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Side 119 - Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of gas-shells dropping softly behind. Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!— An ecstasy of fumbling. Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, But someone still was yelling out...
Side 108 - Sanscrit works. I have conversed both here and at home with men distinguished by their proficiency in the Eastern tongues. I am quite ready to take the Oriental learning at the valuation of the Orientalists themselves. I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European...
Side 42 - ... to permit an internal, articulated and detailed control to render visible those who are inside it; in more general terms, an architecture that would operate to transform individuals: to act on those it shelters, to provide a hold on their conduct, to carry the effects of power right to them, to make it possible to know them, to alter them.
Side 44 - Hence the major effect of the Panopticon: to induce in the inmate a state of conscious and permanent visibility that assures the automatic functioning of power. So to arrange things that the surveillance is permanent in its effects, even if it is discontinuous in its action; that the perfection of power should tend to render its actual exercise unnecessary...
Side 81 - But for us, — who believe in right reason, in the duty and possibility of extricating and elevating our best self, in the progress of humanity towards perfection, — for us the framework of society, that theatre on which this august drama has to unroll itself, is sacred ; and whoever administers it, and however we may seek to remove them from their tenure of administration, yet, while they administer, we steadily and with undivided heart support them in repressing anarchy and disorder ; because...
Side 101 - A poem of the first group is built out of sets of impulses which run parallel, which have the same direction. In a poem of the second group the most obvious feature is the extraordinary heterogeneity of the distinguishable impulses. But they are more than heterogeneous, they are opposed. They are such that in ordinary, nonpoetic, nonimaginative experience, one or other set would be suppressed to give as it might appear freer development to the others.
Side 109 - I am quite ready to take the Oriental learning at the valuation of the Orientalists themselves. I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.
Side 24 - It is simply a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and a significance to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history.
Side 75 - The concept of centered structure is in fact the concept of a play based on a fundamental ground, a play constituted on the basis of a fundamental immobility and a reassuring certitude, which itself is beyond the reach of play.
Side 61 - The deliverance consists in man's comprehension of this present and past. It begins when our mind begins to enter into possession of the general ideas which are the law of this vast multitude of facts. It is perfect when we have acquired that harmonious acquiescence of mind which we feel in contemplating a grand spectacle that is intelligible to us...

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