The universal method of ignorant schoolmaster, or emacipation through education
Keywords:universal method, Joseph Jacotot, explanation, political philosophy, philosophy of education, emancipation, mind
The review is dedicated to analysis of the main ideas in Jacques Rancière’s book «The ignorant schoolmaster». Author pays attention to the essence of universal method of teaching that can be find in Joseph Jacotot’s pedagogical theory. This method is opposed to explanations that quite often can be found on the lessons and semianars. As Rancière states, the explanations provide regression manifested endless accumulation of arguments. To stop this can only explanator by recognizing that explanation enough. Jacotot’s method had important anthropological implications. It is based on an understanding of human as will, which complies with the mind. There are no higher or lower minds. In addition, universal
method has social and political implications. Jacques Rancière presents a universal method as a mean for realization of emancipative project, which should lead to the emancipation of the mind.
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