Education and Knowledge: The Structured Misrepresentation of Reality

1st Edition

Kevin Harris

Routledge
Published February 27, 2018
Reference - 222 Pages
ISBN 9781138694132 - CAT# Y286608
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education

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In this book, first published in 1979, Kevin Harris explores the idea that in capitalist liberal democracies formal education functions essentially not to reveal reality, but rather to transmit to each new generation a structured misrepresentation of reality. In defence of this controversial and thought-provoking view, the author argues that all knowledge of the world is theory-laden and that a neutral, detached, objective description of the world is impossible. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.

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