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  • Point of Viewby Edward H. Levi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.50

    Edward H. Levi served the University of Chicago for most of his professional life, as a professor, dean of the law school, provost, and eventually president. Gathered here are fourteen talks he delivered between 1963 and 1969 that include such topics as the role of the university; the purposes of undergraduate and liberal education, professional... more...

  • Education, Science and Truthby Rasoul Nejadmehr

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    What is the main problem of contemporary education? Rasoul Nejadmehr argues that the cardinal problem with education is that it does not have an adequate notion of truth underpinning it. Thinkers mainly tend to veer towards two poles - absolutism and relativism. While a one-sided tendency toward absolutism leads to reified categories of thought and... more...

  • Democracy and Educationby John Dewey

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 7.95 US$ 6.92

    John Dewey's Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education seeks to both critique and further the educational philosophies espoused by both Rousseau and Plato. Dewey found that Rousseau's ideas overemphasized the individual, whereas Plato's did the same with the society that the individual lived in. Dewey felt... more...

  • Essays on Education and Kindred Subjectsby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, prominent classical liberal political theorist, and sociological theorist of the Victorian era. The four essays on education which Herbert Spencer published in a single volume in 1861 were all written and separately published between 1854 and 1859. Their tone was aggressive and their proposals revolutionary;... more...

  • Education and the Social Orderby Bertrand Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 26.95

    Bertrand Russell was renowned for his provocative views on education. Considered an educational innovator, Russell attempted to create the perfect learning institution. Despite the failure of this practical vision, it did not stop him from continuing to strive towards inventing and arguing for a system of education free from repression. In Education... more...

  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Educationby Mark Murphy; Ted Fleming

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The sociologist and philosopher Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. However, there has been no concerted and focused attempt to introduce his ideas to the field of education broadly. This book rectifies this omission and delivers a definitive contribution to the understanding... more...

  • Makiguchi and Gandhiby Namrata Sharma

    UPA 2008; US$ 44.50

    Makiguchi and Gandhi explores ideas about Japanese educator Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) and Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) as examples of inspiration for large mass movements in the 20th century. Based on research done in Japan, India, Hawai'i, and the United Kingdom, this book breaks new ground by examining and theorizing... more...

  • What I Learned In Schoolby James P. Comer

    Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.99

    From the Winner of the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2007 "In the world of education reform, where silver-bullet ideas, ideologies, and intellectual fashion clamor for influence, James Comer's thinking has long been a sea of calm, balanced, and humane wisdom focused on the needs of the whole person. Reading Comer you see the incompleteness of... more...

  • New Essays in the Philosophy of Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 13)by Glenn Langford; D.J. O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The contributors to this collection of essays offer a stimulating and varied range of approaches to this developing area. The volume includes discussions on the concept of education and such related topics as indoctrination and the nature and scope of the theory of education. Aspects of education including the field of moral education, and issues... more...

  • Philosophical Analysis and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 1)by Reginald Archambault

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    When originally published in 1965 this book reflected some of the new thinking among philosophers regarding the role of the discipline in its investigation of central issues in educaton. The essays are grouped into four major sections: The Nature and Function of Educational Theory; The Context of Educational Discussion; Conceptions of Teaching; and... more...