Reason and Education: Essays in Honor of Israel Scheffler / Edition 1

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Israel Scheffler is the pre-eminent philosopher of education in the English-speaking world today. This volume collects seventeen original, invited papers on Scheffler's philosophy of education by scholars from around the world. The papers address the wide range of topics that Scheffler's work in philosophy of education has addressed, including the aims of education, cognition and emotion, teaching, the language of education, science education, moral education, religious education, and human potential. Each paper is followed by a response from Scheffler himself.
The collection is essential reading for anyone concerned with contemporary scholarship in philosophy of education, or with the place of this singularly important author in it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792343622
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/1996
  • Edition description: Reprinted from STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION, 16:1-2, 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; H. Siegel. Rationality and the Aims of Education: Rationality and Human Dignity: Confucius, Kant and Scheffler on the Ultimate Aim of Education; Ynhui Park. Critical Thinking and Foundational Development; W. van Haaften, G. Snik. Cognition, Emotion, and Education: The Cognitive Emotions and Emotional Cognitions; I.M. Yob. Rational Passions and Intellectual Virtues: A Conceptual Analysis; J. Steutel, B. Spiecker. In Praise of Objective-Subjectivity: Teaching the Pursuit of Precision; A. Diller. Teaching: Reason in Teaching: Scheffler's Philosophy of Education: 'A Maximum of Vision and a Minimum of Mystery'; W. Hare. Philosophy of Language and the Language of Education: Language: Definition and Metaphor; R. Barrow. Is there a 'Language of Education'? J. Oelkers. National Goals for Education and The Language of Education; C.H. Bowyer, H.L. McCree. Philosophy of Science and Science Education: (Re)Inventing Scheffler, or, Defending Objective Educational Research; D.C. Phillips. Scheffler Revisited on the Role of History and Philosophy of Science in Science Teacher Education; M.R. Matthews. Moral Theory and Moral Education: In Defense of Israel Scheffler's Conception of Moral Education; J.R. Coombs. Israel Scheffler's Ethics: Theory and Practice; V.L. Worsfold. Philosophy of Religion and Religious Education: Israel Scheffler on Religion, Reason and Education; T. McLaughlin. Reflections on Israel Scheffler's Philosophy of Religion; R.L. Laura. Of Human Potential: Total Quality Management: A Plan for Optimizing Human Potential? P.W. Wagner. Replies; I. Scheffler.

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