Saving the "Orphan" Text from the Teacher the Father
PublisherPhilosophy of Education Society
SourcePhilosophy of Education Yearbook
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The article presents a response to the ideas presented in the essay "I Am the Missing Pages of the Text I Teach: Gadamer and Derrida on Teacher Authority," by Charles Bingham, published in the December 2001 issue of "Philosophy of Education Yearbook." The author approaches Bingham's essay as a deconstructionist critique of critical pedagogy, exploring the possibility whether it is prejudiced against tradition. A situation of apparent aporia is reached between the authoritarian nature of the teacher on the one hand and that of the authority challenging student.