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Re: [xmca] Education: Thanks Robert Lake
The centrality of metaphors and how they are applied in *ways* of knowing
is something I've been playing with, especially Gadamers expression,
*fusion* of horizons.
The metaphor of *fusion AS metaphor* or alternatively *metaphor AS fusion*.
Could the phrase *metaphoricity of horizons* be pointing to the same
underlying notion as *fusions of horizons as a *way* of
structuring horizons of understanding that share family resemblances that
neither collapse into *identity* [copy or mirroring] or become so
differentiated or distanced [separated, cut] that they loose their shared
meaning. In other words, horizons as linked or *bridged* [interrelated]
*as* metaphorically composed structurings.
Gadamer would suggest that historicity [before-structures] are always
interrelated or bridged [fused] with future orientations
[anticipation-structures] and in THIS fusion of horizons BOTH horizons are
transformed and expanded. From Gadamers perspective the horizon of
before-structures are not static but dynamically transformed in
the engagement with anticipation-structures as ways to orient to the future.
The question then becomes *who* or *what* is the midwife. Gadamer makes a
case for before-structures as the womb of new com-positions and communities
of belonging *as* the midwife. For Gadamer we exist within historical
understanding [which I believe is metaphorically composed AND expanded] and
grounds [metaphorically] anticipation structures.
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 6:31 PM, Robert Lake <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> Thanks Mike,
> I love it when the "strange
> becomes familiar and the familiar becomes
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 9:16 PM, mike cole <email@example.com> wrote:
> > For some reason your quotation from Dewey struck me just now, Robert,
> > as I have seen it. It got me to thinking along with thinking about AERA
> > its events and face-to-face time. Nice to be able to "see it" at a
> > distance, but real time IS real time.
> > Here is the quotation:
> > *Democracy must be born anew in every generation, and education is its
> > midwife.*
> > *-*John Dewey.
> > We talk a lot about metaphors around xmca and the metaphor of a midwife
> > education is certainly a potent metaphor.
> > Would we put up with the success rate for education if that
> > social/institution's success rate is less than that of the midewife.
> > So what kind of a midwife is education, anyway? Where does the metaphor
> > lead us?
> > If you pick up some helpful pointers in Vancouver, let us all know!
> > :-))
> > mike
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> *Robert Lake Ed.D.
> *Assistant Professor
> Social Foundations of Education
> Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
> Georgia Southern University
> P. O. Box 8144
> Phone: (912) 478-5125
> Fax: (912) 478-5382
> Statesboro, GA 30460
> *Democracy must be born anew in every generation, and education is its
> *-*John Dewey.
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