London Branch Seminar
Dr. Norm Friesen discusses a number of core themes that emerge from Klaus Mollenhauer’s exercise in education as remembrance in his translated book Forgotten Connections: On Culture and Upbringing. These include Mollenhauer’s understanding of Bildung as a biographical and experiential “way of the self” marked by a particular “pathlessness.” Mollenhauer shows how this path or pathlessness is characterized less by success than by loss and renunciation. Dr. Friesen will suggest with Mollenhauer that the broader task of remembrance, and thus of education itself, is as much one of difficulty and paradox as it is one of recuperation and clarification.
Paper is attached here.
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