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Platon och hans pedagogik: en tolkning med utgångspunkt från två kontrasterande pedagogiska processer
Stockholm University, The Stockholm Institute of Education, Department of Social and Cultural Studies in Education .
2001 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of the thesis is: on the basis of an analysis and interpretation of Plato's Dialogues, to describe his personal characteristics in its relation to his pedagogic reality, and, on the basis of these descriptions, to analyse and interpret his teaching methods as a result of two different processes.

The scientific perspectives of the thesis are inspired by hermeneutic philosophy of history and especially by the theories of Paul Ricoeur and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Furthermore, the perspective is grounded on three concepts of pedagogics, by the help of which both explicit and implicit pedagogic processes are analysed. In order to interrelate the interpretations some analytical and interpretational models have been used, based on Ricoeur's mimesis concept and his theory of narrative identity.

The final interpretations maintain that a particular line runs through Plato's teaching, and that its goal is intellectual autonomy and a change in the pupil's whole view of the world, which implies a fusion between intellect and existential experience. This line shows that Plato teaches in both a sensual and spiritual dimension and that these processes, though contrasted, function in parallel. The goal of intellectual autonomy demonstrates how Plato breaks with his culture and by doing so recommends solitude - something quite revolutionary in an age when the group, a strong sense of community and of being one of Us sets its stamp on everyones mentality. An interpretation of the Symposium shows how any change in world view calls for a combination of existential experience and thought. The main principal features in Plato's teaching methods are presented as preparation, change, liberation and wisdom.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: HLS Förlag, 2001. , 277 p.
Studies in educational sciences, ISSN 1400-478X ; 36
Keyword [sv]
The Ancient Greece, Plato's Dialogues, pedagogic processes, immanent pedagogics, philosophical pedagogics, changed view of the world
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-72252ISBN: 91-7656-493-2OAI: diva2:490771
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2001-04-25, 13:00
Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2014-02-19Bibliographically approved

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