The Formation of Reason

The Formation of Reason

Author(s): David Bakhurst

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

Print ISBN: 9781444339093

Online ISBN: 9781444395600

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395600

About this Book

In The Formation of Reason, philosophy professor David Bakhurst utilizes ideas from philosopher John McDowell to develop and defend a socio-historical account of the human mind.

  • Provides the first detailed examination of the relevance of John McDowell's work to the Philosophy of Education
  • Draws on a wide-range of philosophical sources, including the work of 'analytic' philosophers Donald Davidson, Ian Hacking, Peter Strawson, David Wiggins, and Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Considers non-traditional ideas from Russian philosophy and psychology, represented by Ilyenkov and Vygotsky
  • Discusses foundational philosophical ideas in a way that reveals their relevance to educational theory and practice

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