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ERIC Number: ED521108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 464
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 0-1997-8306-3
Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education. Second Edition
Cahn, Steven M., Ed.
Oxford University Press
Now even more affordably priced in its second edition, "Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education" is ideal for undergraduate and graduate philosophy of education courses. Editor Steven M. Cahn, a highly respected contributor to the field, brings together writings by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contemporary thinkers. The first section of the book provides material from nine classic writers: Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Whitehead, and Dewey. Their historically important works encourage students to view current issues and debates from broad perspectives. The second section presents twenty-one recent selections that reflect diverse approaches, including pragmatism, analytic philosophy, feminism, and multiculturalism. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. The second edition of "Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education" features expanded selections by Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Dewey, along with eight new readings: (1) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (excerpt) (Mary Wollstonecraft); (2) Home Is Where the School Is (Patricia Heidenry); (3) Justice and the Case for School Vouchers (Joseph S. Spoerl); (4) Rethinking School Choice (Jeffrey R. Henig); (5) The Concept of Teaching (John Passmore); (6) Discipline and Punish (excerpt) (Michel Foucault); (7) Guiding, Grading, and Guarding (Steven M. Cahn); and (8) Cultivating Humanity (excerpt) (Martha Nussbaum). Offering unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, "Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education", Second Edition, is the most inclusive, thorough, and accessible introduction to the field.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia