Problems in Philosophy of Education

A Systematic Approach

by James Scott Johnston

Problems in Philosophy of Education canvasses several of the leading issues in philosophy of education. These include the disconnect between the disciplines of philosophy and philosophy of education, the strained relationship between educational practice and philosophy of education, the role of educational research in philosophy of education, and the lack of an independent scholarship for philosophy of education. James Scott Johnson argues for a philosophy of education separate and distinct from both the disciplines of philosophy and education and claims that philosophy of education should raise and address its own questions and concerns. Supporting this is a model of how philosophy of education should originate basic questions, together with a set of philosophic presuppositions regarding the model's logic, ethics, politics, and relationship to science and social science.

  • Bloomsbury Publishing; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781350076662
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Problems in Philosophy of Education
  • Author: James Scott Johnston
  • Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic

In The Press

A very welcome contribution to the literature on philosophy of education. The coverage is wide-ranging, the scholarship is very sound, and the argument is timely and original. The book will be of interest not only to philosophers of education but to a broad readership in the several subdisciplines of education.


About The Author

James Scott Johnston is Jointly Appointed Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education and the Department of Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.