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The Epistemic Aims of Education

Emily Robertson

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/9780195312881.003.0002

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Epistemic Aims of Education

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This article examines the ideal epistemic aims of education. It explains that epistemology is concerned with giving an account of knowledge and suggests that if educators ought to aim at having their students acquire knowledge their epistemic aims should be related to this goal. It contends that the epistemic aims of education do not concern curricular subjects but with the way the work of the educator should be guided by an understanding of the nature of knowledge itself.

Keywords: education; epistemic aims; epistemology; educators; curricular subjects; knowledge

Article.  11481 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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