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Some Thoughts Concerning Wittgenstein and Education

João José R. L. de Almeida About the author


The purpose of this article is to present a set of eight distinct discussions on the topic of education within the scope of a Wittgensteinian critique of language. To this end, I trace not only the development and peculiarities of Wittgenstein’s thought on language, but also the difficulties of his methodologies, his notion of “therapy”, and the literariness of his writings right through the maturation of his work as relevant topics to that effect. I hope this brief articulation will serve as an introduction to the reading of the texts of our thematic section, as they all touch in one way or another on these same points in a concordant or divergent way.

Wittgenstein’s pedagogy; Possibility of changing; Darkness of this time; Decolonialism

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