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ERIC Number: ED137277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 336
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The Philosophic Process in Physical Education. 3rd Edition.
Harper, William A.; And Others
This book on the process of philosophic thought as it relates to physical education is divided into four parts. The first part, "Philosophy as Action," aims to help the student to develop and refine his ability to philosophize, to direct reasoned beliefs toward a goal, to see that reasoned beliefs derive from thinking, to avoid error and dangers in philosophizing, and to view clearly the essence of this process. In Part Two, "Philosophy as Heritage," origins, definitions, branches, positions, systems, and modes of thought are presented as the philosophic wisdom of the present and the past. Throughout, examples are taken from physical education. Part three, "Philosophy as Quest," and part four, "Philosophy as Discovery," present original essays speaking to different themes. They are brief examples of philosophizing in physical education. Each essay is followed by a short critique for the purpose of inviting further thought on the theme. Appendix A suggests different activities for practicing one's philosophizing skill, both for the individual student and for classes of students studying philosophy. Appendix B summarizes in chronological perspective some of the better known philosophers of the Western world. A glossary of technical terms found in philosophic literature is included. (JD)
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