Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education by Steven M. Cahn

Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

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Now even more affordably priced in its second edition, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education is ideal for undergraduate and graduate philosophy of education courses. Editor Steven M. Cahn, a highly respected contributor to the field, brings together writings byleading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contemporary thinkers. The first section of the book provides material from nine classic writers: Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Whitehead, and Dewey. Their historically important works encourage students toview current issues and debates from broad perspectives. The second section presents twenty-one recent selections that reflect diverse approaches, including pragmatism, analytic philosophy, feminism, and multiculturalism. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments.The second edition of Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education features expanded selections by Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Dewey, along with eight new readings:* Mary Wollstonecraft, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (excerpt)* Patricia Heidenry, "Home Is Where the School Is"* Joseph S. Spoerl, "Justice and the Case for School Vouchers"* Jeffrey R. Henig, "Rethinking School Choice"* John Passmore, "The Concept of Teaching"* Michel Foucault, "Discipline and Punish" (excerpt)* Steven M. Cahn, "Guiding, Grading, and Guarding"* Martha Nussbaum, "Cultivating Humanity" (excerpt)Offering unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education, Second Edition, is the most inclusive, thorough, and accessible introduction to the field.

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Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center.
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Title:Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 4, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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* = New to this EditionPrefaceIntroductionPart I. Classic Theories1. PlatoMenoProtagoras (selection)The Republic (selection)2. AristotleNicomachean Ethics (selection)Politics (selection)3. John LockeSome Thoughts Concerning Education (selection)4. Jean-Jacques RousseauEmile (selection)5. Immanuel KantLectures on Pedagogy (selection)6. Mary Wollstonecraft* A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selection)7. John Stuart MillInaugural Address at St. Andrews8. Alfred North WhiteheadThe Aims of Education (selection)9. John DeweyThe Child and the CurriculumDemocracy and Education (selection)Experience and EducationPart II. Contemporary IssuesA. Schools10. A. S. NeillSummerhill (selection)11. Patricia Heidenry* Home Is Where the School Is12. Kieran EganOpen Education: Open to What?13. Joseph S. Spoerl* Justice and the Case for School Vouchers14. Jeffrey R. Henig* Rethinking School Choice15. Amy GutmannDemocratic Education (selection)16. Israel SchefflerMoral Education and the Democratic IdealB. Teaching17. Paul H. HirstWhat Is Teaching?18. John Passmore* The Concept of Teaching19. Jacques MaritainEducation at the Crossroads (selection)20. Michel Foucault* Discipline and Punish (selection)21. Paula FreirePedagogy of the Oppressed (selection)22. Nel NoddingsCaring (selection)23. Steven M. Cahn* Guiding, Grading, and GuardingC. Curriculum24. Sidney HookThe Content of a Liberal Education25. Jane Roland MartinTwo Dogmas of Curriculum26. Maxine GreeneThe Passions of Pluralism: Multiculturalism and the Expanding Community27. Richard M. RortyHermeneutics, General Studies, and Teaching28. John R. SearleTraditionalists and Their Challengers29. Martha Nussbaum* Cultivating Humanity (selection)30. Wm. Theodore de BaryAsia in the Core Curriculum