História e liberdade: A esperança de Freire e de Spinoza

Mercon, Juliana (2012) História e liberdade: A esperança de Freire e de Spinoza. Educacao e Filosofia, 26 52: 551-563.

Author Mercon, Juliana
Title História e liberdade: A esperança de Freire e de Spinoza
Translated title History and Freedom: The hope of Freire and Spinoza
Language of Title por
Journal name Educacao e Filosofia
Translated journal name Education and Philosophy
Language of Journal Name por
ISSN 0102-6801
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 26
Issue 52
Start page 551
End page 563
Total pages 13
Place of publication Uberlandia, Brazil
Publisher Universidade Federal de Uberlandia
Collection year 2013
Language por
Abstract The notion of hope occupies a central position in Paulo Freire’s work. Since he understands hope to be a motor for change, an ontological necessity and a political act, Freire concludes that it is important to educate hope so that it is not converted into infertile hopelessness or tragic despair. Imbued with Freirean spirit, my purpose in this paper is to construct a dialogue between this great educator’s thoughts and those of Spinoza. This impossible encounter between these two men who rebelled in thought and action against the oppressions of their times will occur through the investigation of the following themes: 1) the role of hope in the Freirean conception of history; 2) relationships between freedom and necessity; 3) hope’s social functions and 4) Freire’s proposal of an ‘education of hope’. Two notions of hope will be discussed: naïve hope and critical hope. The spinozist provocation consists in suggesting an ethical and political attitude which is primarily moved by our power to think and act and is, therefore, not based on hope.
Keyword Freire
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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