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Philosophy and Educational Foundations (Reprint) (Hardcover) (Allen Brent)

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What models in the social sciences underlie existing or proposed patterns of educational practice? What theories of knowledge inform such models and thus arguably sanction such practice? In this book, first published in 1983, the author seeks some tentative answers.

Wittgenstein’s understanding of ‘family resemblance’ and Chomsky’s ‘linguistic universals’ are interpreted, contrary to Hamlyn, as reconcilable notions that can both illuminate and refine Hirst’s understanding of ‘categorical concepts’. In the light of such a reformulated theory, Brent suggest ways in which a unified model of the social sciences could yield a unified curriculum theory. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education and curriculum studies.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 369
Genre: Education
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Allen Brent
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2016
TCIN: 51638208
UPC: 9781138692480
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-1510

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