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Event Date : 11 Dec, 2015 12:00 AM - 11 Dec, 2015 11:59 PM

Summary :

The Edinburgh Branch will host a seminar entitled Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education: Learning from Myths and Metaphors at the University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education.

Edinburgh Branch Seminar Details

Venue :
Moray House School of Education, Paterson's Land 1.19
City :
Edinburgh
Organiser :
Name: Dr Andrea R English, Email: andrea.english@ed.ac.uk, Institution: University of Edinburgh

Professor Mordechai Gordon, Quinnipiac University, New York
Date and Time: Friday, December 11 from 17:00-18:15
Title: Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education: Learning from Myths and Metaphors
Where: University of Edinburgh Moray House School of Education, Room: Paterson’s Land, Room 1.19

A map link to Paterson's Land:http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps?building=patersons-land

Abstract: Myths and metaphors share not only an ability to call our attention to aspects of our world of which we were previously unaware, but also a propensity toward symbolic meanings and interpretations. In ‘Existential Philosophy and the Promise of Education: Learning from Myths and Metaphors’, Professor Gordon draws on some well-known myths and metaphors of various Existentialist thinkers and writers as a lens and an interpretative framework with which to explore a variety of issues in philosophy of education. His book argues that symbolic or metaphorical interpretations can offer us representations of problems in education that go beyond what we can gain when we consider them only in their literal sense.

All Welcome. Free Entry. No booking necessary.

Organizer: Dr Andrea English, andrea.english@ed.ac.uk

Sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Edinburgh Branch

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