A Companion to the Philosophy of Education by Randall Curren

By Randall Curren

A significant other to the Philosophy of schooling is a complete consultant to philosophical wondering schooling. deals a state of the art account of present and arguable matters in schooling, together with concerns bearing on multiculturalism, specific schooling, intercourse schooling, and educational freedom. Written by way of a world group of major specialists, who're without delay engaged with those profound and intricate academic difficulties. Serves as an integral advisor to the sector of philosophy of schooling.

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If items in the perceptible world really are separate from forms, how can they owe whatever determinate being they have to forms? In the Meno, Phaedo, and Phaedrus, Plato answers the first of these questions by appeal to the doctrine of recollection (anamnesis). We have knowledge of forms through prenatal direct contact with them; we forget this knowledge when our souls become embodied at birth; then we "recollect" it in this life when our memories are appropriately jogged (for example, when we undergo elenctic examination).

In fact, as we have seen, it is a deeper probing of the problems raised in those dialogues. Ethics and politics remain central, but Plato has become 13 C. D. C. REEVE aware that they need to be treated as component parts of a much wider and deeper philosophical theory. The Republic, which is Plato's greatest and most synthetic work, offers us a brilliant attempt to articulate that theory in all its complexity. In Book I, Thrasymachus argues that those who are stronger in any society, the rulers, control education and socialization through legislation and enforcement.

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