The educational values of seduction and deception

This article examines the educational values of seduction and deception, first and foremost from the point of view of Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. The Danish philosopher used these demonic aspects as a way of teaching his readers, hence his philosophical and theological texts are related to education. The main purpose of this article is to reinvent a language for teaching which includes seduction and deception. The article also tries to figure out the differences between the two demonic concepts and why they are more effective when operating together. Finally, the article argues that it is possible to move beyond the pedagogic risks of seduction and deception.

Keywords: Seduction, deception, education, communication, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard