The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Paperback | March 15, 2012

EditorHarvey Siegel

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Philosophy of education has an honored place in the history of Western philosophical thought. Its questions are as vital now, both philosophically and practically, as they have ever been. In recent decades, however, philosophical thinking about education has largely fallen off thephilosophical radar screen. Philosophy of education has lost intimate contact with the parent discipline to a regrettably large extent - to the detriment of both.The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education is intended to serve as a general introduction to key issues in the field, to further the philosophical pursuit of those issues, and to bring philosophy of education back into closer contact with general philosophy. Distinguished philosophers andphilosophers of education, most of whom have made important contributions to core areas of philosophy, turn their attention in these 28 essays to a broad range of philosophical questions concerning education. The chapters are accessible to readers with no prior exposure to philosophy of education,and provide both surveys of the general domain they address, and advance the discussion in those domains in original and fruitful ways. Together their authors constitute a new wave of general philosophers taking up fundamental philosophical questions about education - the first such cohort ofoutstanding general philosophers to do so (in English) in a generation.

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Philosophy of education has an honored place in the history of Western philosophical thought. Its questions are as vital now, both philosophically and practically, as they have ever been. In recent decades, however, philosophical thinking about education has largely fallen off thephilosophical radar screen. Philosophy of education has ...

Harvey Siegel is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Harvey Siegel: Introduction: Philosophy of Education and PhilosophyAims of Education1. Emily Robertson: The Epistemic Aims of Education2. Harry Brighouse: Moral and Political Aims of Education3. Martha Nussbaum: Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal EducationThinking, Reasoning, Teaching and Learning4. Richard Feldman: Thinking, Reasoning, and Education5. Jonathan E. Adler: Why Fallibility Has Not Mattered and How It Could6. Eamonn Callan and Dylan Arena: Indoctrination7. Stefaan E. Cuypers: Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited8. David Moshman: The Development of Rationality9. Gareth B. Matthews: Philosophy and Developmental Psychology: Getting Beyond the Deficit Conception of Childhood10. Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith: Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method11. Amelie Rorty: Educating the Practical Imagination: A ProlegomenaMoral, Value, and Character Education12. Michael Slote: Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education13. Marcia C. Baron: Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character14. Elijah Millgram: The Persistence of Moral Skepticism and the Limits of Moral Education15. Graham Oddie: Values EducationKnowledge, Curriculum, and Educational Research16. David Carr: Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge17. Philip Kitcher: Education, Democracy, and Capitalism18. Catherine Z. Elgin: Art and Education19. Robert Audi: Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality Toward the Good20. Richard E. Grandy: Constructivisms, Scientific Methods and Reflective Judgment in Science Education21. D. C. Phillips: Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined FieldSocial/Political Issues22. Amy Gutmann: Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength23. Meira Levinson: Mapping Multicultural Education24. Lawrence Blum: Prejudice25. Rob Reich: Educational Authority and the Interests of ChildrenApproaches to Philosophy of Education and Philosophy26. Randall Curren: Pragmatist Philosophy of Education27. Nel Noddings: Feminist Philosophy and Education28. Nicholas C. Burbules: Postmodernism and Education