The Pedagogic Mission

The Pedagogic Mission : An Engagement with Ancient Greek Philosophical Practices

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The Pedagogic Mission offers a focused pedagogic exegesis of the philosophies of Heraclitus, Parmenides, Socrates and Plato. Encrypted in their philosophical practices is a pedagogical mission which structures their manner of engagement. The linguistic style, epistemological assumptions, and metaphysical views are shown to be integral to the neophytes' pedagogical experience involving the acquisition of rational skills, an enhanced conceptual framework of understanding, and transformative effect on the subject.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 150 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 18mm | 379.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0739126539
  • 9780739126530

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Ancient Greek philosophers were particularly attuned to the interplay of form and content. Elly Pirocacos argues that such interplay reveals a philosopher's pedagogical vision. Pirocacos's juxtaposition of Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plato and Socrates is creative and provocative. -- Avi Mintz, University of Tulsashow more

About Elly Pirocacos

Elly Pirocacos is adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy at the American College of Greece.show more

Table of contents

Chapter One: Heraclitus: The Mentor-Progressivist Education Chapter Two: Parmenides: The Hero-Ontological Education Chapter Three: Socrates: A Man of Many Faces-An Elusive PedagogueChapter Four: Plato-Communal Education Politicizedshow more

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