Philosophers on Education: Historical Perspectives / Edition 1

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Philosophers on Education offers us the most comprehensive available history of philosopher's views and impacts on the directions of education. As Amelie Rorty explains, in describing a history of education, we are essentially describing and gaining the clearest understanding of the issues that presently concern and divide us.
The essays in this stellar collection are written by some of the finest comtemporary philosophers. Those interested in history of philosophy, epistemology, moral psychology and education, and political theory will find Philosophers on Education to be both an engaging and fascinating read.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415191319
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 The Ruling History of Education 1
2 Socratic Education 14
3 Plato's Counsel on Education 32
4 Aristotelian Education 51
5 Augustine on What We Owe to Our Teachers 66
6 Augustinian Learning 81
7 Aquinas's Critique of Education: Against His Own Age, Against Ours 95
8 Maimonides on Education 109
9 Descartes, or the Cultivation of the Intellect 124
10 Hobbes: Truth, Publicity and Civil Doctrine 139
11 Hobbes on Education 148
12 Spinoza and the Education of the Imagination 157
13 Locke: Education for Virtue 173
14 Locke on the Education of Paupers 190
15 Leibniz as a Theorist of Education 192
16 Condorcet and Adam Smith on Education and Instruction 209
17 Hume on Moral Sentiments, and the Difference they Make 227
18 Rousseau's Educational Experiments 238
19 Training to Autonomy: Kant and the Question of Moral Education 255
20 Jeffersonian Ambivalences 273
21 A Romantic Education: The Concept of Bildung in Early German Romanticism 284
22 Hegel on Education 300
23 A Nietzschean Education: Zarathustra/Zarathustra as Educator 318
24 John Stuart Mill: Democracy as Sentimental Education 333
25 The Past in the Present: Plato as Educator of Nineteenth-Century Britain 353
26 Moral Education in and After Marx 374
27 Deweyan Pragmatism and American Education 394
28 Learning from Freud 411
29 Enlightenment and the Vienna Circle's Scientific World-Conception 418
30 Education and Social Epistemology 439
31 Traditional Shitte Education in Qom 451
32 The Yeshiva 458
33 Civic Education in the Liberal State 470
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