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What Can Philosophers Provide Education?

Writing in The Harvard Instructional Assessment a few years ago, I indicated my method to a philosophy of training by quoting a phrase of John Dewey’s and a sentence from William James. The first object of his analytic scrutiny in the book was the view that a baby ought to be educated in keeping with Nature”; he teased aside and critiqued various issues that writers by way of the ages could possibly have meant by this, and very little remained standing by the tip of the chapter.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Schooling (Siegel 2009a) comprises a similarly broad range of articles on (among different issues) the epistemic and ethical goals of schooling, liberal schooling and its imminent demise, thinking and reasoning, fallibilism and fallibility, indoctrination, authenticity, the development of rationality, Socratic teaching, educating the creativeness, caring and empathy in ethical education, the boundaries of moral training, the cultivation …