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Bertucio, Brett – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2017
This essay seeks to contribute to the critical reception of "Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives" by tracing the Taxonomy's underlying philosophical assumptions. Identifying Bloom's work as consistent with the legacy of Cartesian thought, I argue that its hierarchy of behavioral objectives provides a framework for certainty and…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Educational Principles, Philosophy, Affordances
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
In this article I explore some points of convergence between Habermas and Derrida that revolve around the intersection of ethical and epistemological issues in dialogue. After some preliminary remarks on how dialogue and language are viewed by Habermas and Derrida as standpoints for departing from the philosophy of consciousness and from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy
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Davson-Galle, Peter – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
Explains Philip Higgs' post modern pluralist thought by reaction to the monolithic rigidities of the decreed dogma of his country's (South Africa) past. Author argues that Higgs has overreacted and has become over tolerant of diversity of thought and that intellectual endeavors should be relativised to particular intellectual parochial…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Critical Theory, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion
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Higgs, Philip – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
Author argues that the philosophical movement known as postmodernism seriously undermined the notion that truth can be at all objective and that truth depends entirely on democratic consensus. Addresses Davon-Galle's criticism of the author's assertions and explains that the certainty that Davon-Galle seeks is not to be found in philosophy or any…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Critical Theory, Cultural Pluralism, Discussion
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Biesta, Gert J. J.; Stams, Geert Jan J. M. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2001
Provides some philosophical groundwork for contemporary debates about the idea of critical thinking. Discusses three styles of critique: critical dogmatism, transcendental critique (Karl-Otto Apel), and deconstruction (Jacques Derrida). Argues that while transcendental critique is able to solve some of the problems of the dogmatic approach to…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Criticism, Dogmatism, Educational Philosophy
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Peters, Michael – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2001
Analyzes Stanley Cavell's essay "Notes and Afterthoughts on the Opening of Wittgenstein's Investigations," arguing that the piece provides a basis for a Wittgensteinian pedagogics. Examines the ways in which Cavell looks at Wittgenstein's representation of the figure and voice of the child in his work, suggesting that Cavell's own…
Descriptors: Child Role, Children, Content Analysis, Epistemology
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Kirk, David – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2001
Discusses social construction of the body through schooling, in particular physical education and sports. Suggests examination of the effects of these programs on young people. Argues that common practices often serve to alienate young people from their bodies, rather than educating them. (Contains 23 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Alienation, Athletics, Body Image, Concept Formation