By Robin Barrow; R. G. Woods
This introductory textual content, now in its fourth variation, is a vintage in its box. It exhibits, at first, the significance of philosophy in academic debate and as a heritage to any functional job reminiscent of instructing. what's all in favour of the assumption of training somebody or the belief of academic luck? What are the factors for constructing the optimal stability among formal and casual instructing innovations? How reliable is academic study? as well as those questions, which strike to the guts of the reason for the educative procedure as an entire, the authors discover such options as tradition, creativity, autonomy, indoctrination, wishes, pursuits and studying by way of discovery. during this new up to date variation, the authors draw at the most up-to-date learn in genetics to argue that schooling is uniquely human and is basically what develops us as people. Resisting glossy traits to equate wisdom with opinion, and price decisions with flavor, this e-book leads the reader into the enterprise of philosophising and champions the reason for cause in schooling.
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Extra resources for An Introduction to Philosophy of Education, 4th Edition
Taking a very different view to that presented in this book is John Gray Straw Dogs (London, Granta, 2002). To different degrees, still wedded to a material view of mind are Rodney Cotterill No Ghost in the Machine (London, Heinemann, 1989), Steven Pinker The Blank Slate (New York, Viking, 2002), and Antonio Damasio Looking for Spinoza (Toronto, Harcourt, 2003). ) Artificial Intelligence: The Case Against (London, CroomHelm, 1987), J. Z. Young Philosophy and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 1987), Robin Barrow Language, Intelligence and Thought (Sussex, Edward Elgar, 1993) and John Searle Mind (Oxford University Press, 2004).
It is this ability to formulate propositions that may be true, false, or imaginary, and by extension, to promise, imagine, and hypothesize, and the consequent ability to explain our world and to some extent predict and control it, that makes us who we are. , by reference to a soul if one is religious, or in purely physiological terms if scientifically inclined), so I do not propose this as the definition of a human being. But it remains the case that this is the most striking unique feature of humans, and it is difficult to think of anything more powerful and important.
To different degrees, still wedded to a material view of mind are Rodney Cotterill No Ghost in the Machine (London, Heinemann, 1989), Steven Pinker The Blank Slate (New York, Viking, 2002), and Antonio Damasio Looking for Spinoza (Toronto, Harcourt, 2003). ) Artificial Intelligence: The Case Against (London, CroomHelm, 1987), J. Z. Young Philosophy and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 1987), Robin Barrow Language, Intelligence and Thought (Sussex, Edward Elgar, 1993) and John Searle Mind (Oxford University Press, 2004).
An Introduction to Philosophy of Education, 4th Edition by Robin Barrow; R. G. Woods