The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education

The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education

Editor(s): Nigel Blake, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith, Paul Standish

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631221180

Online ISBN: 9780470996294

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996294

About this Book

In this important survey, an international group of leading philosophers chart the development of philosophy of education in the twentieth century and point to signficant questions for its future.


  • Presents a definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of education.
  • Contains 20 newly-commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars.
  • Each chapter reviews a problem, examines the current state of the discipline with respect to the topic, and discusses possible futures of the field.
  • Provides a solid foundation for further study.

Table of contents

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    1. Introduction (pages 1–17)

      Nigel Blake, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith and Paul Standish

  1. Part I: Social and Cultural Theories

  2. Part II: Politics and Education

  3. Part III: Philosophy as Education

  4. Part IV: Teaching and Curriculum

  5. Part V: Ethics and Upbringing

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