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R. S. Peters By Professor Stefaan E. Cuypers

R. S. Peters by Professor Stefaan E. Cuypers

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R. S. Peters by Professor Stefaan E. Cuypers

R.S. Peters is indisputably a major thinker in the philosophy of education and educational theory. Stefaan E. Cuypers and Christopher Martin's volume offers a coherent account of Peters' educational thought. This work is divided into three distinctive parts: 1. Intellectual Biography of R.S. Peters 2. Critical Exposition of R.S. Peters' Educational Thought 3. Reception and Relevance of R.S. Peters' Work

R. S. Peters Reviews

The late Richard Stanley Peters was the British architect of post-war philosophy of education as a worthwhile branch of modern analytical philosophy and a philosopher of global significance and reputation. Hard on the heels of his recent passing, this clear, accomplished and overdue appreciation and celebration of Peters work - by two distinguished contemporary educational philosophers of Peters' own analytical temper and rigour - could hardly be more timely, and one may be certain that it would have been received with much pride and gratitude by the subject of this study himself. Like Peters' own output, this work is a shining example of philosophical insight and clarity at its best, and - for this as well as its subject matter - should be compulsory reading for all who might aspire to contribute further serious work to the field of philosophy of education. * David Carr, Professor of Ethics and Education, University of Birmingham, UK *
An essential and long overdue critical guide to the work of the most significant educational philosopher of the 20th century. Informative, comprehensive, well organised and clearly written, it brings out the breadth, scope, and practical relevance of Peters' work. Particularly to be noted is the authors' awareness of Peters' recognition of the social context of educational discourse. * Robin Barrow, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada *
R. S. Peters was a towering figure in 20th century philosophy of education, providing not only important substantive views but a methodology and an agenda that still influences work in the field. Cuypers and Martin have produced the first book-length study of Peters' work and its impact. This important, insightful and judicious account will be required reading for all who pursue the philosophical project Peters put in motion. * Harvey Siegel, Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA *
Cuypers and Martin reveal the richness of Peters' thinking about education, including his concern for the human condition and the predicaments of life, and his emphasis on the moral value of the work done by those engaged in the educational enterprise. Erudite, yet written with ease and clarity, their book shows both the overarching trajectories and nuanced details of Peters' thought. This book is a great companion for readers already familiar with Peters' work, as well as for those looking for an entry point into the complexity of his central ideas. The authors demonstrate the relevance of philosophy of education as a unique discipline that can significantly contribute to contemporary discussions on educational policy and practice. * Andrea R. English, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada *

About Professor Stefaan E. Cuypers

Stefaan E. Cuypers is Professor of Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Christopher Martin is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface Foreword, John White (Institute of Education, University of London, UK) Aknowledgments Part I: Intellectual Biography 1. Peters' Analytic Paradigm in the Philosophy of Education Part II: Critical Exposition of R.S. Peters' Educational Thought 2. The Concept of Education, Aims, and Educational Processes 3. Initiation and the Educated Person 4. The Ethical Justification of Education 5. Liberal Education, the Quality of Life, and Teacher Training 6. Comprehensive Moral Education and Personal Autonomy 7. Educating the Emotions and the Life of Reason Part III: Reception and Relevance of R.S. Peters' Work 8. The Impact and Importance of Peters' Analytic Paradigm Notes Bibliography Index

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R. S. Peters by Professor Stefaan E. Cuypers
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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