1st Edition

Beyond the Philosophy of the Subject An Educational Philosophy and Theory Post-Structuralist Reader, Volume I

Edited By Michael A. Peters, Marek Tesar Copyright 2016
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    This first volume focuses on a collection of texts from the latter twenty years of Educational Philosophy and Theory, selected for their critical status as turning points or important awakenings in post-structural theory. In the last twenty years, the applications of the postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives have become less mono-focused, less narrowly concerned with technical questions and also less interested in epistemology, and more interested in ethics.

    This book covers questions of genealogy, ontology, the body and the institution, giving examples of theoretical applications of post-structural theory that testify to the generative and endlessly applicable potential of this work to different fields and avenues of thought. While informed by Foucault’s thinking of the political subjugation of docile bodies to individuals as self-determining beings, the chapters in this book culminate in amalgamations of different schools of educational philosophy, which explore poststructuralist approaches to education.

    Beyond the Philosophy of the Subject will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.

    Introduction Michael Peters  1. Beyond the Philosophy of the Subject- Liberalism, Education and the Critique of Individualism Michael Peters and James Marshall  2. Peters and Marshall on the Philosophy of the Subject Jim Mackenzie  3. After the Subject: A Response to Mackenzie Michael Peters and James Marshall  4. Michel Foucault - Problematising the Individual and Constituting ‘the’ Self James Marshall  5. Governmental, Political and Pedagogic Subjectivation - Foucault with Rancière Maarten Simons and Jan Masschelein  6. Governmental, Political and Pedagogic Subjectivation - Foucault with Rancière Maarten Simons and Jan Masschelein  7. The ‘End’ of Kant-in-Himself - Nietzschean Difference Peter Fitzsimons  8. Disciplining the Profession - Subjects Subject to Procedure Paul Standish  9. Learner, Student, Speaker- Why it Matters how we Call those we Teach Gert Biesta  10. Promoting a Just Education - Dilemmas of Rights, Freedom and Justice Sharon Todd  11. Social Education and Mental Hygiene - Foucault, Disciplinary Technologies and the Moral Constitution of Youth Tina Besley


    Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and Emeritus Professor in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is the executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory.

    Marek Tesar is a lecturer in Education at The University of Auckland, New Zealand with a focus on philosophy of education and childhood studies. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Educational Philosophy and Theory.