Teachers, Susanne Luhmann contends, are “preoccupied with methods, or the how-to of teaching.” She suggests a shift away from transmission strategies and towards “an inquiry into the conditions for understand, or refusing, knowledge” (p.7). Shoshana Felman asserts that it is “the refusal to acknowledge one’s own implication in the information” (p. 79) that leads to ignorance. In my six years of living, working, and going to school in the San Francisco area I have had to face many situations than challenged both what I know and my conceptions of myself. This site will tell you more about the path that I have taken and my thoughts on education.
Susanne Luhmann suggests that we ask ourselves as both teachers and learners the following two questions: “What does this information do to one’s own sense of self? What does the knowledge ask me to reconsider about myself and the subject studied?” (p. 8).
I invite you to reflect on how the information on this site changes your own conceptions of yourself, and to comment with your thoughts on any page as you feel moved to do so.
“All I can do is tell the truth. No, that isn’t so—I have missed it. There is no truth that, in passing through awareness, does not lie. But one runs after it all the same.” -Lacan, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis