Natality, Promise and Plurality: Education in and for the World

  • Jon NixonEmail author
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The three central chapters (Chaps. 2– 4 inclusive) focus on key themes to which Arendt returned throughout her life. This chapter focuses specifically on natality, promise and plurality. The central sections of the chapter focus on education as providing new beginnings; education as a cross-generational promise of ongoing sustainability; and education as a process of critically engaging with the world in all its plurality and diversity. The chapter concludes with questions regarding the implications of this thematic for the practice of teaching and learning and the overall ends and purposes of education.


Beginnings Learning Natality Plurality Power Promise Teaching Truth Truthfulness World 


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  1. 1.Visiting Professor Middlesex UniversityLondonUK

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