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ERIC Number: EJ953492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Educational Theory and the Social Vision of the Scottish Enlightenment
Hanley, Ryan Patrick
Oxford Review of Education, v37 n5 p587-602 2011
The Scottish Enlightenment is celebrated for its many contributions to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the moral sciences. But for all this attention, one aspect of the Scottish Enlightenment has been almost entirely neglected: its educational theory. This paper aims to illuminate the relationship between the educational theory of the Scottish Enlightenment and the moral psychology and political theory of commerce, corruption and the civilising process that have long been recognised as distinguishing features of Scottish thought in the 18th century, giving special attention to the educational treatises of George Turnbull, David Fordyce and Henry Home, Lord Kames. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)