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Le maître ignorant : Cinq leçons sur l'émancipation intellectuelle

10/18 French 231 pages

En 1818, Jacotot sème un vent de révolution dans l’Europe savante. Non content d’avoir appris le français à des étudiants flamands sans leur donner aucune leçon, il se met à enseigner ce qu’il ignore, proclamant l’émancipation intellectuelle. Jacques Rancière lui rend ici un brillant hommage et ravive une philosophie trop vite oubliée d’une égalité universelle de l’intelligence. 

« L'instruction est comme la liberté: cela ne se donne pas, cela se prend. »
Joseph Jacotot

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