Philosophy of Education: Major Themes in the Analytic Tradition

1st Edition

Paul Hirst, Patricia White

Published July 2, 1998
Reference - 1712 Pages
ISBN 9780415129442 - CAT# RU13950
Series: Major Themes in Education


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In the last forty years philosophy of education has become established as a distinct area of philosophical study concerned within educational thought and practice. Twentieth century analytic philosophy prompted the emergence of a philosophy of education as a separate subject.

The work collected here represents the major ideas and arguments which have come to characterise philosophy of education. This comprehensive set includes work from the perspectives of Marxism, phenomenology, feminist theory, critical theory and others. The individual volumes cover:

* philosophy and education
* education and human being
* society and education
* problems of educational content and practice.

The featured articles map the most important writings within the analytic and intersecting traditions, and the set presents an influential and essential body of work for researchers in the philosophy of education, the field of educational studies and educationally-oriented policy studies.

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