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Author Stables, Andrew, 1956-

Title Childhood and the philosophy of education : an anti-Aristotelian perspective / Andrew Stables
Edition Paperback edition
Published London ; New York : Continuum International Pub., 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  370.1 Sta/Cat  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description vi, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Series Continuum studies in education
Continuum studies in education.
Contents 1.1. How Anti-Aristotelian can one be? 1.2. Aristotle's debt to Plato 1.3. Aristotle: children as people in formation 1.4. Histories of childhood: footnotes to Aristotle? 1.5. Pessimism and sin: the Puritan child 1.6. Optimism and enlightenment: the liberal child 1.7. Trailing clouds of glory: the romantic child 1.8. The postmodern child: less than not much? -- 2.1.Living as semiotic engagement 2.2.The meaning-making, semiotic child 2.3 Learning and schooling: Dewey and beyond -- 3.1. The roots of compulsory schooling 3.2 The extension of the in-between years 3.3 Teaching for significant events: identity and non-identity -- 4.1 The child and the law 4.2 Semiosis and social policy 4.3 Doing children justice
Summary Philosophical accounts of childhood have tended to derive from Plato and Aristotle, who portrayed children as unreasonable and incomplete in terms of lacking formal and final causes and ends. Despite much rhetoric concerning either the sinfulness or purity of children, the assumption that children are marginal has endured
Notes Previously published: 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [194]-200) and index
Subject Aristotle -- Criticism and interpretation.
Children and philosophy.
Education -- Philosophy.
Author Stables, Andrew, 1956-
LC no. 2011294672
ISBN 1441198334 (paperback)
9781441198334 (paperback)