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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

1st Edition

By D. J. O'Connor


154 pages

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Education, like every other important branch of knowledge, has its underlying philosophical problems. It is these problems and the attempts to solve them which together make up the philosophy of education. This book, first published in 1957, provides a simple explanation and illustration of what philosophy can (and cannot) do for educational thinking. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Philosophy and Education 2. The Nature of Philosophy 3. The Justification of Value Judgements 4. Theories and Explanations 5. What is an Educational Theory? 6. Some Questions of Morals and Religion; Bibliographical Notes; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education

This set of 21 volumes, originally published between 1955 and 1997, amalgamates several topics on the philosophy of education, with a particular focus on religious education, curriculum studies, and critical thinking. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and will be of particular interest to students of philosophy, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects