Beyond the Self

This book explores contrasting conceptions of "language and its limits".

Beyond the Self

Beyond the Self

This book explores contrasting conceptions of "language and its limits". Aspects of the prevailing positivism are criticized and this extends to an examination of the wayward use of language in education (with particular reference to the language of curriculum planning and policy making). The account of language provides the basis for a critique of contemporary ideas of the self. This in turn leads to a challenging of the centrality of agency and of the idea of autonomy. The positive thesis is an elaboration of the idea of receptiveness and the transcendence of the self in terms particularly of humility, attention and wonder. The book draws on the work of Heidegger and Wittgenstein, and explores much neglected aspects of their relationship.

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Beyond the Self
Language: un
Pages: 275
Authors: Paul Standish
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

This book explores contrasting conceptions of "language and its limits". Aspects of the prevailing positivism are criticized and this extends to an examination of the wayward use of language in education (with particular reference to the language of curriculum planning and policy making). The account of language provides the basis
Beyond the Self-Managing School
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Brian Caldwell, Jim M. Spinks
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: Routledge

The broad approach of local management of schools or self-managing schools is now widely accepted. In Britain, there is even consensus between the three major political parties that the approach should be continued and extended. A key issue, though, is what comes next for self- managing schools? Drawing on their
Beyond Self-interest
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: Gregory R. Beabout, Kim Paffenroth
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Foundations of Economic Personalism is a series of three book-length monographs, each closely examining a significant dimension of the Center for Economic Personalism's unique synthesis of Christian personalism and free-economic market theory. In the aftermath of the momentous geo-political and economic changes of the late 1980s, a small group of
Beyond the Self
Language: un
Pages: 39
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-10 - Publisher: Parallax Press

One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending "either/or" thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The
Beyond the Self
Language: un
Pages: 308
Authors: Mario C. Salvador
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

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