Methods in Philosophy of Education

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This book gives a comprehensive account of methods in philosophy of education, it also examines their application in the 'real world' of education. It will therefore be of interest to philosophers and educators alike.
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
1 Methodological traditions in philosophy of education: introduction 1
2 An analytical perspective on education and children's rights 13
3 Reflective equilibrium as a method of philosophy of education: justifying an ethical conception of children's sexual rights 30
4 An analytic approach in philosophy of education: the case of children's rights 44
5 The problematic employment of Reason in philosophy of Bildung and education 57
6 Philosophy of education as foundational analysis and critique: conflicting liberal views on the right to an education for autonomy 73
7 On the structuralist philosophy of education: an analysis of the rights of the child 88
8 Antifoundationalist foundational research: analysing discourse on children's rights to decide 108
9 How can philosophy of education be critical? How critical can philosophy of education be? Deconstructive reflections on children's rights 125
10 Children's rights and education: a hermeneutic approach 144
11 Rights of children and future adults: a cultural educational perspective 160
Index 176
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