- Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy
- The Epistemic Aims of Education
- Moral and Political Aims of Education
- Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal Education
- Thinking, Reasoning, and Education
- Why Fallibility Has Not Mattered and How It Could
- Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited
- The Development of Rationality
- Philosophy and Developmental Psychology: Outgrowing the Deficit Conception of Childhood
- Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method
- Educating the Practical Imagination: A Prolegomena
- Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education
- Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character
- The Persistence of Moral Skepticism and the Limits of Moral Education
- Values Education
- Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge
- Education, Democracy, and Capitalism
- Art and Education
- Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality toward the Good
- Constructivisms, Scientific Methods, and Reflective Judgment in Science Education
- Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field
- Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength
- Mapping Multicultural Education
- Educational Authority and the Interests of Children
- Pragmatist Philosophy of Education
- Feminist Philosophy and Education
- Postmodernism and Education
Abstract and Keywords
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 having their students acquire knowledge their epistemic aims should be related to this goal. It contends that the epistemic aims of education do not concern curricular subjects but with the way the work of the educator should be guided by an understanding of the nature of knowledge itself.
Emily Robertson is Dual Associate Professor of Education and Philosophy in the School of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Her primary research focus is on the development and defense of fostering rationality as an educational aim. She has also written on moral and civic education. Recent publications include “Teacher Education in a Democratic Society: Learning and Teaching the Practices of Democratic Participation” in the 3rd edition of The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education (2008).
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