Education's Epistemology: Rationality, Diversity, and Critical Thinking by Harvey SiegelEducation's Epistemology: Rationality, Diversity, and Critical Thinking by Harvey Siegel

Education's Epistemology: Rationality, Diversity, and Critical Thinking

byHarvey Siegel

Hardcover | October 23, 2017

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Education's Epistemology extends and further defends Harvey Siegel's "reasons conception" of critical thinking. It analyzes and emphasizes both the epistemic quality, and the dispositions and character traits that constitute the "critical spirit," that are central to a proper account ofcritical thinking; argues that that epistemic quality must be understood ultimately in terms of epistemic rationality; defends a conception of rationality that involves both rules and judgment; and argues that critical thinking has normative value over and above its instrumental tie to truth. Siegelalso argues, contrary to currently popular multiculturalist thought, for both transcultural and universal philosophical ideals, including those of multiculturalism and of critical thinking themselves.
Harvey Siegel is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, Coral Gables FL. He is the author of five books, most recently Teaching Evolution in a Creation Nation and Teaching Thinking Skills. In addition, he has edited two books, including the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. He works mainly in epistemology, phil...
Title:Education's Epistemology: Rationality, Diversity, and Critical ThinkingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 23, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190682671

ISBN - 13:9780190682675

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