Philosophy and Education:

Philosophy and Education: : Accepting Wittgenstein's Challenge

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Many books have been written about Wittgenstein's philosophy, but this collection of articles on Wittgenstein and education is the first study in book form in this area. There have been several articles in scholarly education journals, but the special cachet of this collection is that the contributors come from six countries. The collection has been edited by Paul Smeyers and Jim Marshall, philosophers of education who live in Belgium and New Zealand, respectively. Each of the chapters represents an original study of Wittgenstein, commissioned by the editors from colleagues they know to have written well on Wittgenstein and the implications of his ideas for education.
Audience: Teachers, students and academics in the field of philosophy and education. Especially interesting to advanced students in these areas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 244 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 17.3mm | 535.25g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION 14:2-3, 1995
  • VI, 244 p.
  • 0792337158
  • 9780792337157

Table of contents

Preface; P. Smeyers, J.D. Marshall. The Wittgensteinian Frame of Reference and Philosophy of Education at the End of the Twentieth Century; P. Smeyers, J.D. Marshall. How Not To Learn: Reflections on Wittgenstein and Learning; C.J.B. MacMillan. Wittgenstein and the Significance of Private Meaning; W. van Haaften. Wittgenstein on the Unreasonableness of Education: Connecting Teaching and Meaning; L.P. McCarty, D.C. McCarty. Wittgenstein, Liberal Education, Philosophy; A. Neiman. The Unjustifiability of Education; E.P. Brandon. Initiation and Newness in Education and Child-rearing; P. Smeyers. What Wittgenstein Would Have Said about Personal Autonomy; S.E. Cuypers. Why We Should Not Speak of an Educational Science; P. Standish. Wittgenstein and Aesthetic Education; N. McAdoo. Wittgenstein, Education and Religion; T.H. McLaughlin. Philosophy and Education: `After' Wittgenstein; M. Peters. Wittgenstein and Foucault: Resolving Philosophical Puzzles; J.D. Marshall. Epilogue; P. Smeyers, J.D. Marshall. References. Notes on Contributors.
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