Education in an Age of Nihilism

Author: Nigel Blake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136370110
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This book addresses concerns about educational and moral standards in a world increasingly characterised by nihilism. On the one hand there is widespread anxiety that standards are falling; on the other, new machinery of accountability and inspection to show that they are not. The authors in this book state that we cannot avoid nihilism if we are simply laissez-faire about values, neither can we reduce them to standards of performance, nor must we return to traditional values. They state that we need to create a new set of values based on a critical assessment of contemporary practice in the light of a number of philosophical texts that address the question of nihilism, including the work of Nietzsche.

Education Philosophy and Politics

Author: Michael A Peters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136581901
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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Michael A. Peters has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed over 60 books (authored, co-authored and edited) and 500 articles to the field. In Education, Philosophy and Politics, Michael A. Peters brings together 15 of his key writings in one place, including chapters from his best-selling books and articles from leading journals. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of Michael's career and contextualises his selection, the essays are then arranged thematically to create a pathway of a way of thinking in philosophy of education which is forward looking but takes account of tradition and the past. The subjects of the chapters include; Wittgenstein Studies Philosophical Critique of Modernity French Poststructuralism Jean-Francois Lyotard Foucault & Deleuze Derrida American Pragmatism Rorty Cavell Philosophy and racism Through this book, readers can follow the themes and strands that Michael A. Peters has written about for over three decades and clearly see his important contribution to the field of education.

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education

Author: Nigel Blake
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047070280X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this important survey, an international group of leadingphilosophers chart the development of philosophy of education inthe twentieth century and point to signficant questions for itsfuture. Presents a definitive introduction to the core areas ofphilosophy of education. Contains 20 newly-commissioned articles, all of which arewritten by internationally distinguished scholars. Each chapter reviews a problem, examines the current state ofthe discipline with respect to the topic, and discusses possiblefutures of the field. Provides a solid foundation for further study.

The Soul of a Nation

Author: Bernard J. Coughlin
Publisher: Hamilton Books
ISBN: 0761858946
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The Soul of a Nation is a series of essays on American society’s culture, morality, law, education, and faith: subjects that confront our society and will be of interest to citizens and scholars who have studied its political drift in recent years.

Teaching Right and Wrong

Author: Richard Smith
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781858560847
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book addresses key issues in moral education with a detailed analysis of recent academic literature on the topic with careful rebuttals and counter-arguments presented. The purpose of the book is to deepen discussion on the topic of moral education and its place in the society. The contributing authors present a focus for discussion and reasoned debate. Chapters include: (1) "Shared Values in a Pluralist Society?" (Marianne Talbot; Nick Tate); (2) "Three Proposals and a Rejection" (John White); (3) "Can Education Be Moral?" (Mary Midgley); (4) "Fabulously Absolute" (Paul Standish); (5) "The Spirit of Moral Education -- Or What, Subject of My Will, You Will" (Tony Skillen); (6) "A Moral Fix" (Carole Cox); and (7) "Innate Morality: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Moral Education" (Michael Rustin). (EH)

Education With Vision

Author: Stephen Flurry
Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God
ISBN:
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Education is something most people take for granted. We assume it is something one acquires after graduating from college. Yet the 20th-century knowledge explosion has done little to solve the problems of this world. What’s wrong with education today? More importantly, what is true education? In this booklet: • The Origin of Modern Education • What is True Education? • Education With Vision This ebook is offered completely free of charge by the Philadelphia Church of God. However, please not that Google Play will need a verified Google Wallet account which requires your credit card information. In a small number of countries, a temporary authorization of $1 will be charged to your account but will be refunded. This refund can take up to 1 month to process.