The World Bank, the IMF, and the Possibilities of Critical Education

Authored by: Susan L. Robertson , Roger Dale

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education

Print publication date:  February  2009
Online publication date:  February  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415958615
eBook ISBN: 9780203882993
Adobe ISBN: 9781135903091

10.4324/9780203882993.ch2

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Abstract

The error that Vico criticized as the “conceit of scholars” who will have it that “what they know is as old as the world”—consists in taking a form of thought derived from a particular phase of history (and thus from a particular structure of social relations) and assuming it to be universally valid.

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