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Ayaz Nazeem – Knowledge of Shadows/Shadows of Knowledge: A Post-colonial Reading of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

February 3, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ayaz Nazeem (Concordia University Department of Education)

"Knowledge of Shadows/Shadows of Knowledge: A Post-colonial Reading of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave"

05.02.2009, 12:15 à 13:15 dans la salle de séminaire du CRÉUM, local 309, 2910 Édouard-Montpetit (Metro Université de Montréal)

This paper seeks to read Plato’s allegory of the cave from a post-colonial perspective. Central to the post-colonial perspective is the view that knowledge as well as the notion of the ‘greater good’ are local. An argument that emerges then is that Plato’s understanding of the ‘knowledge of the shadows’ needs to be revisited in order to ascertain the importance of such knowledge for the people of the cave.  The paper then will attempt to make a case for the importance of such a revisitation for philosophy of education.

Dans le cadre des Ateliers de philosophie et des théories de l'éducation Hiver 2009

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