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Author Robinson-Morris, David W.

Title Ubuntu and Buddhism in higher education : an ontological rethinking / David W. Robinson-Morris
Published New Yor, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Contents Turning reality on its head, (re)imagining a new way -- Ubuntu : the great gift of Africa -- Buddhism : an engagement with and in the world -- A map not a tracing : (re)thinking as (non)method -- The reconceptualized being-holon -- Let learn and let be : (re)thinking higher education institutions as onto-epistemological wombs of being-becoming -- Educating for a djjeeper humanity : a new plateau
Summary Ubuntu and Buddhism in Higher Education theorizes the equal privileging of ontology and epistemology towards a balanced focus on 'being-becoming' and knowledge acquisition within the field of higher education. In response to the shift in higher education's aims and purposes beginning in the latter half of the 20th century, this book reconsiders higher education and Western subjectivity through southern African (Ubuntu) and Eastern (Buddhist) onto-epistemologies. By mapping these other-than-West ontological viewpoints onto the discourse surrounding higher education, this volume presents a vision of colleges and universities as transformational institutions promoting our shared connection to the human and non-human world, and deepens our understanding of what it means to be a human being
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-204) and index
Notes David W. Robinson-Morris is Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Xavier University of Louisiana and Adjunct Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development at the University of New Orleans, USA
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Subject Buddhism and education.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Ubuntu (Philosophy)
Buddhism and education.
EDUCATION -- General.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Ubuntu (Philosophy)
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351067931