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By Randall Curren

A better half to the Philosophy of schooling is a finished consultant to philosophical puzzling over schooling. bargains a cutting-edge account of present and arguable concerns in schooling, together with concerns touching on multiculturalism, precise schooling, intercourse schooling, and educational freedom. Written through a global crew of major specialists, who're without delay engaged with those profound and intricate academic difficulties. Serves as an critical advisor to the sector of philosophy of schooling.

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It is this unified, holistic theory that is now supposed to provide the philosopher with genuine knowledge (533d534a). Dialectic, then, which philosophers, who have completed their mathematical training, must study for five years, is another major component of the education that leads to the forms - one that brings in the notion of a synthetic or holistic vision that has remained an ideal of liberal education ever since. What one grasps by means of the unified and universal theory that dialectic makes possible is the form of the good, which seems to be an ideal of rational order or unity expressed in mathematical terms.

24 2 Stoicism Christopher Gill Introduction Stoicism, like the other Greek philosophies discussed in chapter 1, can be seen as a continuation of the Socratic movement. " But the Stoics produced an original and powerful set of ideas on human development, the acquisition of knowledge (especially knowledge of the good), and types of value, and these ideas are of continuing significance for modern students of the philosophy of education. Also important in this connection are their views about the need for an integrated philosophical curriculum, the teaching of practical ethics, and the relationship between philosophical theory and conventional beliefs and practices.

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