Postulational rhetoric and presumptive tautologies: the genre of the pedagogical, negativity, and the political
AbstractIn the paper I analyze two features of the genre of the pedagogical. First is a particular usage of “should” statements (which I call postulational rhetoric) where one can identify an effect of erasing present normative behavior, while that which is postulated is turned into an unattainable ideal, or a value. Second, I analyze “presumptive tautologies” in the discourse of aims of education. I focus on negative dimensions of these two features and, using theoretical insights from Laclau and Rancière, I connect them to the work of negativity in political ontology so that the relation between the pedagogical and the political can thus be re-articulated.
|Journal series||Studies in Philosophy and Education, ISSN 0039-3746|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||education, politics, rhetoric, political ontology, values, Laclau, Rancière|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 20.0, 27-07-2018, ArticleFromJournal|
= 20.0, 27-07-2018, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.584 (2) - 2016=0.875 (5)|
|Citation count*||0 (2018-09-21)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.