Education, Philosophy and Politics: The Selected Works of Michael A. Peters

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Routledge, 2012 - Education - 226 pages
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In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume.

Michael A. Peters has spent the last 30 years researching, thinking and writing about some of the key and enduring issues in education. He has contributed over 60 books (authored, co-authored and edited) and 500 articles to the field.

In Education, Philosophy and Politics, Michael A. Peters brings together 15 of his key writings in one place, including chapters from his best-selling books and articles from leading journals. Starting with a specially written Introduction, which gives an overview of Michael's career and contextualises his selection, the essays are then arranged thematically to create a pathway of a way of thinking in philosophy of education which is forward looking but takes account of tradition and the past. The subjects of the chapters include;

  • Wittgenstein Studies
  • Philosophical Critique of Modernity
  • French Poststructuralism
  • Jean-Francois Lyotard
  • Foucault & Deleuze
  • Derrida
  • American Pragmatism
  • Rorty
  • Cavell
  • Philosophy and racism

Through this book, readers can follow the themes and strands that Michael A. Peters has written about for over three decades and clearly see his important contribution to the field of education.

 

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Contents

education philosophy and politics
1
Wittgensteins styles of thinking
12
Wittgenstein confession and pedagogy
29
postNietzschean philosophy of education
44
CHAPTER 4 Heidegger education and modernity
56
Foucault and the ethics of subjectivity
73
Foucault on the birth of biopolitics
89
CHAPTER 7 Lyotard nihilism and education
100
CHAPTER 9 Geophilosophy education and the pedagogy of the concept
127
CHAPTER 10 Humanism Derrida and the new humanities
136
Derrida neoliberalism and democracy to come
154
Rortys postmodernist bourgeois liberalism
168
postmodernism and Rortys critique of the cultural left
186
Cavell on the philosophy of the child
199
CHAPTER 15 White philosophy inof America
208
Index
221

from disciplinary pedagogy to perpetual training
113

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About the author (2012)

Michael A. Petersis Professor of Education at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), USA.

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