Dewey and Eros: Wisdom and Desire in the Art of Teaching

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Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1997 - Education - 225 pages
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This provocative examination of what motivates us to teach and to learn begins with the idea of eros (i.e., passionate desire), and how that desire results in a practical wisdom that guides us in recognizing what is essentially good or valuable. The author weaves these threads into a critical analysis of John Dewey's writings.

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James W. Garrison is Professor of Philosophy of Education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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