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All quiet on the postmodern front?

Edwards R (2006) All quiet on the postmodern front?, Studies in Philosophy and Education, 25 (4), pp. 273-278.

This paper explores the question of the purpose of education within the context of Lyotard's framing of the postmodern condition. It points to some of the continuities and discontinuities in the framing of the current condition as postmodern and the recurrent problematics of truth-telling which is the mark of this condition. It suggests that educationally the postmodern condition is marked by lifelong learning, a constant apprenticeship rather than mastery, wherein language stutters.

Postmodern; Performativity; Lifelong learning; Apprenticeship; Continuity; Discontinuity; Truth-telling

AuthorsEdwards Richard
Publication date07/2006
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN 0039-3746

Studies in Philosophy and Education: Volume 25, Issue 4 (2006)

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