The philosopher Paulo Freire died at the age of 75. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Brazilian philosopher who was instrumental in the development of the pedagogy field in the twentieth century. His book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, became one of the most important texts in the critical pedagogy movement.
He married Elza Maia Costa de Oliveira in 1944 and they had five children.
He was 75 and had lived in Sao Paolo since 1981. The cause was a heart attack at the hospital after he was admitted there on Thursday after an earlier heart attack, said his stepson Eduardo Hasche.
Just as it is important in Latin America to discuss ideas that come from North America, I think it is interesting for North Americans to discuss ideas that come from Latin America or Africa and do not insert themselves into capitalist interests.
Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.
Manipulation, sloganizing, depositing, regimentation, and prescription cannot be components of revolutionary praxis, precisely because they are the components of the praxis of domination.
At a certain point in their existential experience, the oppressed feel an irresistible attraction toward the oppressor and his way of life. Sharing this way of life becomes an overpowering aspiration.
It is not systematic education which somehow molds society, but, on the contrary, society which, according to its particular structure, shapes education in relation to the ends and interests of those who control the power in that society.