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Education and Philosophy: An Introduction

by Ansgar Allen and Roy Goddard SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9781526421746
Format:
Ebk 240 pages
Price:
AU$50.95 NZ$52.17
Product Status: Available
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An intro-level textbook that provides a core understanding of often difficult philosophical concepts in relation to Education. 

Introduction
Philosophical Schools
Ancient 'Solutions'
Education and God
Education and Humanism
Enlightenment and Modernity: Descartes and Locke
Enlightenment and Modernity: Hume and Kant
Modernity and its Problems
Modernity and the Figure of 'Man'
Critique, Emancipation and Education
Education and Government
Confined to the Present
Epilogue

Whilst Allen and Goddard take educational and philosophical ideas from the past and present and make them feel satisfyingly like our own, their genius is in making us uncomfortable about how easily such ideas satisfy us. Education and Philosophy should be praised as a rare and necessary act of educational insubordination.