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Why do universities not give priority to education? The article suggests a formal answer on the basis of Lacan’s four discourses.
Why education? Why do we learn? Is it caused by a natural curiosity or is it caused by anxiety? Is it at all possible to control the influence that we undoubtedly have on each other, not least when we teach? This will be discussed in the context of the psychoanalytical concept of transference as a condition for and an obstacle to teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat is education? : an anthology on education
EditorsAnton Bech Jørgensen, Jakob Juel Justesen, Nana Bech, Niels Nykrog, Rasmus Bro Clemmensen
Number of pages19
Place of publicationKøbenhavn
Publication year21 Aug 2017
ISBN (print)978-87-999950-0-4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2017

    Research areas

  • Education, Research-based education, Anxiety, Transference, Narcissism, Discourse, Freud, Lacan

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