Paulo Freire was a distinguished Brazilian educator and a philosopher, who greatly impacted social values. He was keen on manifesting the vital elements of democracy and education, which could revolutionize the society. Paulo was acclaimed for advocating ‘critical pedagogy’and supporting its essentials. He argued that ‘pedagogy’ never gave any quick fixes to political and educational problems, but was fundamental to their proper functioning. Paulo’s book ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’, acted as foundation to many educators, who were trying to incorporate changes in education, but did not know how to. Paulo lived for the community, and always interpreted the endless possibilities that a person had, in relationship with the society. In recent times, many great educators and philosophers consider his philosophy and work as a boon to their work and research. Like several other philosophers, his thoughts also became popular quoes over time. Paulo was exalted for his interpretation of life and its possibilities, his thoughts, sayings and quotations surely explain his philosophy.
P17 - Critical consciousness, they say, is anarchic.
P60- one does not liberate people by alienating them.
P62- consciousness is the constant unveiling of reality.
I do not accept history as determinism. I embrace history as possibility [where] we can demystify the evil in this perverse fatalism that characterizes the neoliberal discourse in the end of this century.