Calypso could not get over the departure of Ulysses: an isle of equality

When, in 1987, Jacques Rancière published The ignorant schoolmaster, by Joseph Jacotot, the universal method of intellectual emancipation and reading training without an explaining master definitively entered the gallery of school and education precursors. After reviewing the status he was given by the Dictionnaire de Pédagogie edited by Buisson, in 1911, Stéphane Douailler, professor at the department of philosophy at the University of Paris 8, attempts to draw out some of the rupture lines through which Rancière's book succeeded to stylize the adventure of Jacotot into an exceptional paradigm of the philosophical question of intelligence equality and universal emancipation, that went against the tide of the truths around which school was historically founded.

Joseph Jacotot; Axiomatics; Pedagogic naturalism; Bernard Perez; Egualitarian inteligibility

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