Education Is for Mortals: Perspectives from Dewey and Heidegger

By Leland Tyson Anderson.

Published by The International Journal of Humanities Education

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I argue that Dewey and Heidegger have more in common than is usually thought, and being able to see that education (Dewey) is for mortals (Heidegger) can help us better understand the situation of humanities education today. This point is illustrated with examples taken from an Icelandic story of premodern life and an elementary school class in West Virginia in the fifties.

Keywords: Dewey, Heidegger, Education, Mortality, Technology

The International Journal of Humanities Education, Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.29-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 2, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.152KB)).

Dr. Leland Tyson Anderson

Professor Emeritus, Saint Leo University, Zephyrhills, Florida, USA