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Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy

Harvey Siegel

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195312881.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy

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This introductory article explains the coverage of this book, which is about the philosophical aspects of education. It explains that the philosophy of education is the branch of philosophy that addresses philosophical questions concerning the nature, aims, and problems of education. The book examines the problems concerning the aims and guiding ideals of education. It also explores the problems concerning students' and parents' rights, the best way to understand and conduct moral education, and the character of purported educational ideals.

Keywords: education; philosophy; students' rights; parents' rights; moral education; educational ideals

Article.  2357 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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