At Home in the World: Human Nature, Ecological Thought, and Education after Darwin

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Explores how Darwin’s theory of human nature can inform educational philosophy.
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...a good source for critical discussion of the debates on the relative roles of evolved human capacities and social conditioning in shaping human behavior.— CHOICE

"...a worthwhile contribution to a rising body of literature that helps to strip Darwin of the unhelpful interpretations under which his work was maligned."— Environmental Values
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...a worthwhile contribution to a rising body of literature that helps to strip Darwin of the unhelpful interpretations under which his work was maligned.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438426259
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/2009
  • Pages: 229
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Eilon Schwartz is Lecturer at the Melton Center for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Executive Director of the Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership in Tel Aviv.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 The Making of Darwinism 1

Darwin and the Good in Human Nature

Chapter 2 Nature's Lessons: Applying Evolutionary Theory to Educational Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century 25

From Philosophy of Mature to Educational Philosophy

Spencer's Educational Philosophy

Huxley's Educational Philosophy

Kropotkin's Educational Philosophy


Chapter 3 Dewey's Darwinism: Human Nature and the Interdependence of Life 59

Change and Growth Are the Essential Features of Darwinism

Human Beings Can Only Be Understood as Pan of the Natural World

The Natural and the Social: Dewey's Notion of Habit

Human Beings Are by Nature Social Animals, and Can Only Be Understood Through Their Sociability

Living in the World: Democracy as a Natural Value

Dewey's Darwinian Educational Philosophy

Chapter 4 Mary Midgley and the Ecological Telos 85

Innate Needs

The Teleological Implications of Having Needs

Feminism and Human Nature: A Case Study in Teleological Thinking

On Building a Whole Life

Moral Objectivity and the Reality of Evil

Breaking Down the Is/Ought Dichotomy

A Transcendent Life

Chapter 5 A Darwinian Education 129

The Aims and Purposes of Education: A Darwinian Perspective

Emotions and Reason

Particularism and Universalism

From Nature to Culture: A Darwinian Curriculum

Cultivating Wonder: Educational Didactics

Final Thoughts

Notes 167

Index 207

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