Postulational rhetoric and presumptive tautologies: the genre of the pedagogical, negativity, and the political

Tomasz Szkudlarek


In 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.
Author Tomasz Szkudlarek (FSS/IE/DPECS)
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- Division of Philosophy of Education and Cultural Studies
Journal seriesStudies in Philosophy and Education, ISSN 0039-3746, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.50
Keywords in Englisheducation, politics, rhetoric, political ontology, values, Laclau, Rancière
ASJC Classification1211 Philosophy; 3304 Education
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.856; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.618 (2) - 2017=0.734 (5)
Citation count*6 (2020-06-27)
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