Posted April 05, 2010
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
by Paulo Freire
"Apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis [unification of theory and action], individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, though the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the wolrd, with the world, and with each other".
The bracketed definition of praxis is my own; Freire's definition is as follows: "Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it".
What texts have most influenced the way you look at the world, inspired you to action, or informed your academic or professional path?