receptivity to the ‘otherness’

Gadamer argues that education is not primarily the storing up of facts but the movement away from one’s own narrow horizon into the greater context of how people have thought concerning the great human questions throughout the ages…: “It is not enough to observe more closely, to study a tradition more thoroughly, if there is not already a receptivity to the ‘otherness’ of the work of art of the past.”

From The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education by Jens Zimmermann and Norman Klassen

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