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Hast any Philosophy in Thee, Shepherd?

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0023

Series: American Philosophy

Hast any Philosophy in               Thee, Shepherd?

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This chapter presents an essay on the role of philosophy in disciplinary practises, particularly in teaching or education. It argues that philosophy is one of one, and it is the reflective activity that grounds all other reflections. It explains that the bequest of philosophy in atavistic human situations is to provide both a landscape and an inscape or to provide both a lodestone and a lodestar. This chapter suggests that the philosophical foundation of educational psychology should be developed free from self-deception.

Keywords: philosophy; teaching; education; educational psychology; self-deception; essay

Chapter.  3630 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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