1st Edition

Philosophical Analysis and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 1)

ISBN 9780415650847
Published July 11, 2012 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

When originally published in 1965 this book reflected some of the new thinking among philosophers regarding the role of the discipline in its investigation of central issues in educaton. The essays are grouped into four major sections: The Nature and Function of Educational Theory; The Context of Educational Discussion; Conceptions of Teaching; and The Essence of Education. The concepts dealt with are of the first importance to any practical or theoretical discussion in education and the editor provides a generous introduction to the essays to aid the reader in his analysis of the issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Reginald D. Archambault.   Philosophy and the Theory and Practice of Education  L. Arnaud Reid.   Common Confusions in Educational Theory  Edward Best.  What is an Educational Situation?  Leslie R. Perry.  Education as Initiation  R. S. Peters.  Liberal Education and the Nature of Knowledge  Paul H. Hirst.  Teaching Philosophy now J. P. Corbett.  Two types of Teaching  John Wilson.  Instruction and Indoctrination  R. F. Atkinson.  A Deduction of Universities  A.Phillips Griffiths.

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'Eminently readable ... there is a scintillation of new ideas that repels dullness.' – British Journal of Educational Studies