Teachers and Teaching

Time and the Creative Tension

  • Kaustuv Roy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 205-211

About this book


Against the backdrop of a historical debate between science and philosophy with regard to the nature of time, this book argues that our commonsense understanding of time is inadequate—especially for education. Teachers’ work is heavily imbued with the effects of clock time, and yet there is another time—duration—which remains out of sight precisely because our sights are filled with temporal things and projections of futurality. The book rests primarily on Henri Bergson’s work on time, and works toward intuition as phenomenological method for the discovery of a creative time in experience.


Teaching Immanuel Kant ontology of time Aion Chronos John Dewey Henri Bergson

Authors and affiliations

  • Kaustuv Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Azim Premji UniversityBengaluruIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24669-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24670-9
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