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Learning from the Other
Learning from the Other (November 2003)
Levinas, Psychoanalysis, and Ethical Possibilities in Education
Sharon Todd - Author

How does ethics influence the myriad ways we engage difference within educational settings?

Learning from the Other
presents a philosophical investigation into the ethical possibilities of education, especially social justice education. In this original treatment, Sharon Todd rethinks the ethical basis of responsibility as emerging out of the everyday and complex ways we engage difference within educational settings. S...(Read More)
 
 
After-Education
After-Education (February 2003)
Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.
In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force and history of education. Drawing from the theories of Anna Freud and Melanie ...(Read More)
 
 
Arts of Living
Arts of Living (February 2003)
Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century
Kurt Spellmeyer - Author

Argues that higher education needs to abandon the “culture wars” if it hopes to address the major crises of the century.
Arts of Living presents a social history of the humanities and a proposal for the future that places creativity at the heart of higher education. Engaging with the debate launched by Allan Bloom, Harold Bloom, Bill Readings, John Guillory, and others, Kurt Spellmeyer argues that higher education needs ...(Read More)
 
 
Fashionable Nihilism
Fashionable Nihilism (April 2002)
A Critique of Analytic Philosophy
Bruce Wilshire - Author

One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.

Thoreau wrote that we have professors of philosophy but no philosophers. Can't we have both? Why doesn't philosophy hold a more central place in our lives? Why should it? Eloquently opposing the analytic thrust of philosophy in academia, noted pluralist philosopher Bruce Wilshire answers these questions and more in an e...(Read More)
 
 
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities
Art, Alienation, and the Humanities (February 2000)
A Critical Engagement with Herbert Marcuse
Charles Reitz - Author

Winner of the 2002 American Educational Studies Association's Critics' Choice Award

Illustrates how Marcuse's theory sheds new light on current debates in both education and society involving issues of multiculturalism, postmodernism, civic education, the "culture wars," critical thinking, and critical literacy.

By examining the aesthetic, social, and educational philosophy of Her...(Read More)
 
 
Educational Knowledge
Educational Knowledge (January 2000)
Changing Relationships between the State, Civil Society, and the Educational Community
Thomas S. Popkewitz - Editor

An examination of educational reform and change throughout the world, focusing on how issues of power and governance within states affect school practice and policy-making.

Focusing on comparative examination of educational reforms, this book explores the relation of state practices and educational knowledge to changes in culture and economics among nations. Countries with different state traditions and political regimes are studied to...(Read More)
 
 
Education and the Soul
Education and the Soul (October 1999)
Toward a Spiritual Curriculum
John P. Miller - Author

With emphasis on preparing students for jobs, standards, and achievement testing, many think that North American education has become inwardly deadening, yet this book provides a counterbalance as it offers a way to nurture the soul in classrooms and schools.

"Education and the Soul is a coherent, wide-ranging, thoughtful, and accessible response to the question of how we can bring the soul into the daily fabric ...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Discourse
Beyond Discourse (August 1999)
Education, the Self, and Dialogue
Alexander M. Sidorkin - Author

Drawing on the works of Martin Buber and Mikhail Bakhtin, the author explores the roles that dialogue, laughter, and spontaneity play in the education of the whole person.

Using Mikhail Bakhtin's concepts of dialogue and carnival, and in connection with the ideas of Martin Buber, Sidorkin explores the issues of difference and identity in a very postmodern view of the self. He addresses the questions of what it really means to be human, an...(Read More)
 
 
The Work of Friendship
The Work of Friendship (April 1999)
Rorty, His Critics, and the Project of Solidarity
Dianne Rothleder - Author

Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.

"The Work of Friendship goes right to the heart of current debates regarding the need for philosophers to overcome not only what Rorty criticizes as epistemology, but also what Rorty fails to address, namely the problem of philosophical detachment from social theory and praxis. The engaging style brings the personal into the political and beautifully...(Read More)
 
 
Pedagogy of Praxis
Pedagogy of Praxis (July 1996)
A Dialectical Philosophy of Education
Moacir Gadotti - Author
John Milton - Translator
Paulo Freire - Preface by

Presents a critical, Neo-Marxist philosophy of education.

"Pedagogy of Praxis is a book about and from a critical philosophy of education. But, it is foremost a book about people, their actions, and their consciousness. Gadotti starts with the premise that human history is the product of the struggle of women and men against inequality. However, Gadotti does not seek to merely extend the Hegelian-Marxist traditio...(Read More)
 
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