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Education and Knowledge

The Structured Misrepresentation of Reality, 1st Edition

By Kevin Harris


222 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Knowing and Interpreting the World 2. Theory and Critical Preference 3. Ideology 4. Attacking Ideology 5. Education 6. Possibilities; Notes; 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