Education, Society and Human Nature (RLE Edu K): An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

1st Edition

Anthony O'Hear

Routledge
Published June 10, 2014
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ISBN 9781138007581 - CAT# Y164177
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

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Summary

Intended primarily for education students this book provides an introduction to the philosophy of education that tackles educational problems and at the same time relates them to the mainstream of philosophical analysis. Among the educational topics the book discusses are the aims of education, the two cultures debate, moral education, equality as an ideal and academic elitism. It examines the limitations of a purely technological education, and suggests the shape of a balanced curriculum. It critically analyses important educational theses in the work of Rousseau, Dewey, R S Peters, P H Hirst, F R Leavis, Ronald Dworkin and G H Bantock, among many others, and considers the philosophical copics of relativism, the nature of knowledge, the basis of moral choice, the value of democracy and the status of religious claims.

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