Weber Educational Research & Instructional Studies

May 2019, Vol. 13 (2), ISSN:2449-1608

© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

Pedagogy and Humanism from the Symbolic Condition of Man: Towards a Symbolic Rationality

Dr. Mariano Rodríguez González

Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, México.



Accepted 16th May, 2019; Available Online 21th May, 2019.


The present work pretends to make clear that the current crisis of humanism, and with it the educational crisis and of values in the formation of man, lies in a splintered way of conceiving the human, by virtue of the preponderance of the rationality proper to modernity and to the detriment of the myth and the symbolic character of cultural and human creations. And it aims to highlight the symbolic condition of man as well as the possibility of a symbolic rationality in which dialogue and co-implies in the construction of the human and its values both the reason and the symbol, inserting this possibility in the process of the formation of the man in his present.

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