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Indigenous education and the metaphysics of presence : a worlded philosophy / Carl Mika.

a worlded philosophy


Drawing upon both Western and indigenous philosophies, this book engages with the indigenous self s relationship with objects around them, and how this has changed due to colonisation through a metaphysics of presence. Chapters explore the portrayal of the self in the West, examining key philosophers from Heraclitus to Heidegger and combining important theoretical ideas alongside key events which produced a greater reliance on visibility and appearance in the classroom, and in the language of education. The changes that have taken place surrounding visibility, appearance, certainty and hiddenness have influenced indigenous populations and their approaches to presence and education.