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Benign Violence Education In And Beyond The Age Of Reason

Benign Violence  Education in and beyond the Age of Reason PDF
Author: Ansgar Allen
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-22
ISBN: 1137272864
Size: 65.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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Benign Violence Education In And Beyond The Age Of Reason

by Ansgar Allen, Benign Violence Education In And Beyond The Age Of Reason Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Benign Violence Education In And Beyond The Age Of Reason books, Education is a violent act, yet this violence is concealed by its good intent. Education presents itself as a distinctly improving, enabling practice. Even its most radical critics assume that education is, at core, an incontestable social good. Setting education in its political context, this book, now in paperback, offers a history of good intentions, ranging from the birth of modern schooling and modern examination, to the rise (and fall) of meritocracy. In challenging all that is well-intentioned in education, it reveals how our educational commitments are always underwritten by violence. Our highest ideals have the lowest origins. Seeking to unsettle a settled conscience, Benign Violence: Education in and beyond the Age of Reason is designed to disturb the reader. Education constitutes us as subjects; we owe our existence to its violent inscriptions. Those who refuse or rebel against our educational present must begin by objecting to the subjects we have become.



Cynicism

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Author: Ansgar Allen
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN: 026235621X
Size: 59.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Cynicism

by Ansgar Allen, Cynicism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cynicism books, A short history of cynicism, from the fearless speech of the ancient Greeks to the jaded negativity of the present. Everyone's a cynic, yet few will admit it. Today's cynics excuse themselves half-heartedly—“I hate to be a cynic, but..."—before making their pronouncements. Narrowly opportunistic, always on the take, contemporary cynicism has nothing positive to contribute. The Cynicism of the ancient Greeks, however, was very different. This Cynicism was a marginal philosophy practiced by a small band of eccentrics. Bold and shameless, it was committed to transforming the values on which civilization depends. In this volume of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Ansgar Allen charts the long history of cynicism, from the “fearless speech” of Greek Cynics in the fourth century BCE to the contemporary cynic's lack of social and political convictions. Allen describes ancient Cynicism as an improvised philosophy and a way of life disposed to scandalize contemporaries, subjecting their cultural commitments to derision. He chronicles the subsequent “purification” of Cynicism by the Stoics; Renaissance and Enlightenment appropriations of Cynicism, drawing on the writings of Shakespeare, Rabelais, Rousseau, de Sade, and others; and the transition from Cynicism (the philosophy) to cynicism (the modern attitude), exploring contemporary cynicism from the perspectives of its leftist, liberal, and conservative critics. Finally, he considers the possibility of a radical cynicism that admits and affirms the danger it poses to contemporary society.



The Southern Platform Or Manual Of Southern Sentiment On The Subject Of Slavery

The Southern Platform  Or  Manual of Southern Sentiment on the Subject of Slavery PDF
Author: Daniel Reaves Goodloe
Publisher:
Release: 1858
ISBN:
Size: 63.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Electronic books
Languages : en
Pages : 95
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The Southern Platform Or Manual Of Southern Sentiment On The Subject Of Slavery

by Daniel Reaves Goodloe, The Southern Platform Or Manual Of Southern Sentiment On The Subject Of Slavery Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Southern Platform Or Manual Of Southern Sentiment On The Subject Of Slavery books, A collection of the writings of the most eminent southern statesmen of the Revolutionary War period, designed to show that such men as Washington, Jefferson, Henry Clay, etc., abhorred slavery even though many of them were slave owners. Designed as an anti-slavery statement to the people of the South.



Country Gentleman

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Release: 1864
ISBN:
Size: 46.34 MB
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Category : Agriculture
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Cynical Educator

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Author: Ansgar Allen
Publisher: Mayflybooks/Ephemera
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN: 9781906948351
Size: 73.97 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 258
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The Cynical Educator

by Ansgar Allen, The Cynical Educator Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cynical Educator books, Ground down, disenchanted, but committed to education. Unable to quit, yet deploring everything education has become. We suffer a weakened and weakening cynicism. This cynicism exploits the last remaining educational commitments of an otherwise broken workforce, draining that workforce of its final pleasure: Revolt. Our cynicism is reactionary and conditional - exhausting us where it might invigorate, rendering us complicit, giving safe passage to bad temper - but can be reclaimed. This book claims we need more cynicism, not less. With The Cynical Educator a revived, militant Cynicism affronts us. Drawing on a long history of religious denial and philosophical intrigue, it brings our educational bad faith to the surface. It confronts the educated with the fruit of their conceit.



Atlas Of Russia And The Soviet Union

Atlas of Russia and the Soviet Union PDF
Author: R. R. Milner-Gulland
Publisher: Oxford : Phaidon
Release: 1989
ISBN:
Size: 50.38 MB
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Category : Art, Russian
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Atlas Of Russia And The Soviet Union

by R. R. Milner-Gulland, Atlas Of Russia And The Soviet Union Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Atlas Of Russia And The Soviet Union books, This volume provides an account of the cultural history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 860 AD to modern times. It covers early Russia and the rise and decline of Kiev as a political and cultural centre, the development of the modern cities and the revolutions of 1917.



Western Civilization

Western Civilization PDF
Author: Margaret L. King
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 2002-07
ISBN: 9780130450074
Size: 66.69 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 944
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Western Civilization

by Margaret L. King, Western Civilization Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Western Civilization books, These Western Civilization, Second Edition books explain why western civilization is worth knowing about. Taking a topical approach, they stress social and cultural themes, they ask, “What is the West?”, and incorporate significant discussion of peoples and civilizations outside the boundaries of the West. Provides a more coherent introduction to global issues than a world history presentation. Western Civilization, 2/e is accompanied by rich visual images, numerous textual excerpts, provocative special features, and timelines, charts and maps that make the narrative even more accessible. Each chapter now includes internet resources for research. Examines the French Revolution and 19th-century social and political movements in depth. Discussion of religion now occurs at key junctures in each chapter. Updated first chapter reflects the latest findings in paleoanthropology. Epilogue includes recent events such as global terrorism. Covers Social/economic history—e.g., gender roles, family and children, elite groups, urban/rural contrasts, cities and associations, commerce and manufacturing, and technological innovation. Non-Western (including North and South American) issues are discussed. Historians or anyone interested in a social, topical approach to Western Civilization with a global perspective.



The Material Child

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Author: Merry I. White
Publisher:
Release: 1993
ISBN:
Size: 10.65 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The Material Child

by Merry I. White, The Material Child Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Material Child books, Thoroughly explores and compares the lives of teenagers in Japan and America through conversations with adolescents, detailing their contrasting views on subjects and issues ranging from sexuality and family to shopping styles and school.