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O'Loughlin, Marjorie – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
Gives an overview of the articles that are presented in this edition. Discusses the overall theme of nihilism in the postmodern world, new Deweyan scholarship, and functions of narratives. Gives a brief description and summary of each articles as well as background of the authors. Concludes that despite difficulties philosophers of education have…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Continuity, Diversity, Educational Philosophy
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Thayer-Bacon, Barbara – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
Explores pragmatism's association with relativism in order to highlight how aspects of the classis pragmatists' positions support qualified relativism. Addresses qualified relativism and the characteristics of qualified relativists. States that qualified relativists can claim roots to their position in Peirce, James, and Dewey, some of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational 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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Semetsky, Inna – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
Explores continuity between the philosophical positions: French poststructuralist Gilles Deleuze and John Dewey. Aims to open up consideration of Deleuze's philosophy to educational theory and practice in the context of current debates and in line with Dewey's legacy. Concludes the paper by affirming Deleuze's place in the contemporary scholarship…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Continuity, Educational Philosophy, Individual Development
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Irwin, Ruth – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
This paper is a philosophical analysis of Heidegger and Nietzsche's approach to metaphysics and the associated problems of nihilism. Discusses the two philosophers offer a critique of Humanism while upholding education as the wellspring of values in society. Concludes that ethical evaluation of new forms of knowledge is crucial to human…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Continuity, Educational Philosophy, Individual Development
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Ikuenobe, Polycarp – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2002
Asserts that lying is not a simple principle or feature, but a cluster of features where anything in the cluster is considered lying. Argues that the process of meta-ethical analysis and rational discussion should be part of moral education, in that it may help to develop critical thought about the ability and practice of making good and rational…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Critical Thinking, Deception, Educational Philosophy
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Shaugnessy, Michael F.; Sardoc, Mitja – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2002
Presents an interview with professor and author Michael Walzer about current issues in education, political theory, and multiculturalism. Portrays concerns of equality and identity as being of central importance, as well as responsibilities of authorities in education. (NB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Philosophy
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Johnston, James Scott – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2002
Examines ongoing controversy within Deweyan philosophy of education scholarship regarding the proper role and scope of science in Dewey's concept of inquiry. Utilizes Dewey's references to inquiry in aesthetic experience to develop a nuanced argument. (Contains 17 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Art, Community Colleges, Educational Philosophy
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Erevelles, Nirmala – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2002
Examines two controversial issues: Foucault's analysis of a French murder case and the debate surrounding facilitated communication and autism in the United States. Asks whether persons identified as mentally disabled are capable of representing themselves. Uses a materialist analysis to explore the implications that the poststructuralist…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Autism, Community Colleges, Disabilities