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Art and Education  

Catherine Z. Elgin

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article discusses the character of art and the centrality of art education to the curriculum. It argues against the claim that art is impervious to education. It explains that though ... More

Beholding Nietzsche: , Fate, and Freedom  

Christa Davis Acampora

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Ecce Homo offers Nietzsche’s own interpretation of himself, his thoughts, and his works. This article analyzes how the text bears on his ideas about agency, fate, and freedom. ... More

Constructivisms, Scientific Methods, and Reflective Judgment in Science Education  

Richard E. Grandy

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article addresses questions concerning science education, focusing on contemporary cognitive scientific investigations of teaching and learning in the science classroom. It ... More

Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge  

David Carr

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article addresses general questions concerning the extent to which, and the ways in which, the curriculum is and ought to be driven by our views of knowledge. It discusses the ... More

The Development of Rationality  

David Moshman

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article provides a psychological account of the development of rationality in the context of education. It explains that implicit in the metacognitive conception of rationality is a ... More

Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited  

Stefaan E. Cuypers

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explores the concept of educating for authenticity. It outlines the debate on free will to show how the main problems in the metaphysics of free will essentially connect with ... More

Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength  

Amy Gutmann

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article addresses contentious questions concerning individual freedom and democratic citizenship education in the contemporary circumstances of multiculturalism. It suggests that ... More

Educating the Practical Imagination: A Prolegomena  

Amélie Rorty

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article argues for the educational importance of imagination and sketches strategies for developing it in the classroom. It explains that imagination is a necessary ingredient in the ... More

Education, Democracy, and Capitalism  

Philip Kitcher

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines the relationships between education, democracy, and capitalism through the works of John Dewey, John Stuart Mill, and Adam Smith. It explores some basic questions that ... More

Educational Authority and the Interests of Children  

Rob Reich

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article investigates the moral and legal legitimacy of some varieties of educational authority, emphasizing the important but often overlooked interests of children. It argues that ... More

Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field  

D. C. Phillips

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article evaluates extant philosophical critiques of educational research and discusses the scientific status, current state, and future promise of such research. It provides a more ... More

The Epistemic Aims of Education  

Emily Robertson

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines the ideal epistemic aims of education. It explains that epistemology is concerned with giving an account of knowledge and suggests that if educators ought to aim at ... More

Experimental Economics—A Philosophical Perspective  

Werner Güth and Hartmut Kliemt

The originally Hobbesian ideal of twentieth-century neoclassical economics as a discipline that studies human interaction “more geometrico” as a scenery of interactive rational decision ... More

Indoctrination  

Eamonn Callan and Dylan Arena

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines the concept of indoctrination in the context of education. It explains that a pejorative meaning is now firmly attached to the word indoctrination and argues that the ... More

Laws  

Nancy Cartwright, Anna Alexandrova, Sophia Efstathiou, Andrew Hamilton, and Ioan Muntean

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Nov 2007
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Sep 2009
For a long time the analytic tradition in philosophy of science focused on two main questions about laws: ‘Can one reasonably take a realist stand about the laws of science?’ and ‘What ... More

Mapping Multicultural Education  

Meira Levinson

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines issues concerning multicultural education. It argues that multicultural education has no independent identity or value beyond the various goals, practices, or content ... More

The Methodology of Legal Philosophy  

Alex Langlinais and Brian Leiter

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May 2016
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Aug 2016
This article examines methodological debates in legal philosophy by focusing on two (related) methodological claims in H. L. A. Hart’s 1961 book, The Concept of Law: that Hart’s theory is ... More

Nietzsche on Autonomy  

R. Lanier Anderson

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article explores various conceptions of Nietzsche’s thoughts on autonomy. It distinguishes six main interpretive approaches, each with its own conception of autonomy: (1) autonomy as ... More

The Policy Sciences as a Transdisciplinary Approach for Policy Studies  

Jason Vogel, David N. Cherney, and Elizabeth A. Lowham

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Jan 2017
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Mar 2017
The policy sciences tradition is a comprehensive transdisciplinary approach to develop insight into real-world decision-making, resolve problems, and improve policy outcomes. The policy ... More

Postmodernism and Education  

Nicholas C. Burbules

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Oct 2009
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Jan 2010
This article examines the impact of postmodernism on the philosophy of education. It explains that one of the most important elements of postmodernity is a growing awareness of the radical ... More

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