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Being and Education: An Essay in Existential Phenomenology


reviewed by Andrew Spinnell - 1973

coverTitle: Being and Education: An Essay in Existential Phenomenology
Author(s): Donald Vandenberg
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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When Heidegger published Sein und Zeit (Being and Time) in 1927, he hoped to reorient German philosophy from the scientific, epistemological investigations of the Neo-Kantians to the forgotten but most fundamental of inquiries, ontology. But after nearly fifty years Heidegger's call "to Being" has not had the revolutionizing effect on German philosophy, or philosophy in general, that he desired. His call has been heard but, for the most part, unheeded by the philosophical community. Nevertheless, it is a similar call amid similar circumstances—this time to the Anglo-American philosophy of education community—that Donald Vandenberg issues in his recent book, Being and Education. Confronting a field that is likewise dominated by logical and epistemological investigations (the linguistic analysts) and by scientific, empirical "studies" (the philosopher-psychologists), Vandenberg exhorts philosophers of education to break from the calculative, manipulative, research-oriented environment around them and to become concerned with being—the being of themselves, of children, of youth,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 4, 1973, p. 567-571
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1561, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 1:23:53 PM

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