Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 February 2011

464 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199783069

Bookseller Code (04)

Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

Second Edition

Edited by Steven M. Cahn

Now even more affordably priced in its second edition, Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education is ideal for undergraduate and graduate philosophy of education courses. Editor Steven M. Cahn, a highly respected contributor to the field, brings together writings by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contemporary thinkers. The first section of the book provides material from nine classic writers, while the second section presents twenty-one recent selections that reflect diverse approaches, including pragmatism, analytic philosophy, feminism, and multiculturalism. The second edition features expanded selections by Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Dewey, along with eight new readings.

New to this Edition:

  • The selections by Locke, Rousseau, and Kant have been expanded, as well as Dewey's "Democracy and Education".
  • Eight new readings will be featured: Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (selection); Patricia Heidenry, Home Is Where the School Is; Joseph S. Spoerl, Justice and the Case for School Vouchers; Jeffrey R. Henig, Rethinking School Choice; John Passmore, The Concept of Teaching; Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish (selection); Steven M. Cahn, Guiding, Grading, and Guarding; Martha Nussbaum, Cultivating Humanity (selection)

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