Some Thoughts on the Finitude and Infinitude of Learning and Teaching in the Context of Art in Education

  • Dennis Atkinson
Part of the Education, Psychoanalysis, and Social Transformation book series (PEST)


This chapter constructs a philosophical platform for reflecting upon human processes of learning. It discusses learning in terms of processes of finitude and infinitude so that pedagogical work cannot assume prescribed learners but anticipate learners-yet-to-arrive. Such anticipation demands ethics of risk with responsibility. The second part of the chapter considers the force of art as an event that has the potential to generate the individuation of new worlds.


Pedagogical Practice Pedagogical Work Pedagogical Relation Vital Force Established Order 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Atkinson
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  1. 1.Department of Educational StudiesGoldsmiths University of LondonLondonUK

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