This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. 

Art and Aesthetics in Education

Art and Aesthetics in Education

Art and aesthetics in education


Ever since Plato (2005) stated that the divine encompasses beauty, truth, and goodness, the realm of aesthetics has been associated with those of knowledge and morality.94 Nevertheless, aesthetics has received much less attention than its two companions in philosophy and educational theory. During the last two decades, hardly any book has appeared dealing with aesthetic education in its full scope. Occasional papers by philosophers of education mainly deal with the connection between moral education and aesthetic education. On the other hand, authors on philosophical aesthetics demonstrate little interest in education issues. The typical contribution to the Journal of Aesthetic Education discusses an aesthetic issue as such, addressing implications for education only in a short, obligatory concluding ...

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