謝麟

多謝你給我的意見及支持,儘管我仍不肯定是否擁有你認為我已足夠的「基礎」.

謝你令我更肯定自己的志向,認真、勇敢地面向最深刻的關懷…

一個rupture 發生了…

並不是摒棄Soci. of Education,

或許有天我會連接起兩者的…

從新向Soci. of Knowledge 進發…

一個陌生的地域… 是否有我的立足點?

無論如何,剛才那灰暗的我是因以下的一段話從新注入熱情:
“Mrs. Floud, in a most valuable essay on Mannheim point out that his message or policy begins and ends with a concern for the transformation of modern man”

in Mannehiem’s The Future :
“(in the study of sociological foundations of education) we are in search of something which should never be lost sight of in our research. We want to understand our time, the predicament of this age and what healthy education could contribute to a regeneration of society and man. In this quest for orientation sociology is a tool and we shall use it in a two-fold sense as a special theory of education and as a new approach to its history.”

Though… Sociology to me is not a tool, but a perspective, still, i couldn’t agree more the above mission of education.

現在的我,仍未能將Knowledge, education and society 三者的關係有好嚴謹的解釋,但我相信這是我必須處理的大問題…

麟提醒要選擇這個field, 必須要有兩點心理準備:
1. 是哲學的
2. 是歷史的

第二點我相信不太難接受,畢竟我的啟蒙老師就是我的歷史老師,而曾經歷史是我最愛的學科. 至於第一點,我相信要有一番磨練啦… 一種我未必有的competence,但… 我會嘗試,至少未嘗試的我絕不會承認自己已到達極限。

不謀而合

「自己的終極關懷 (possible to change) 是知識與社會,我關心的是社會的走向… 而教育正正反映出何種知識備受重視,及社會的走向。」 — diary

The sociology of knowledge is the study of the social origins of ideas, and of the effects that prevailing ideas have on societies.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociology_of_knowledge