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Conformism and Critique in Liberal Society

Conformism and Critique in Liberal Society

Frieda Heyting (Editor), Christopher Winch (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-13885-7 October 2005 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages

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Description

This internationally-authored and edited book contains a wide-ranging examination of the role of critique in education in liberal democracies.

  • Motivated by a concern for social justice and improvement in education.
  • International in focus, containing contributions from authors in nine different countries.
  • Covers topics such as negative critique, critique and relativism, critique and utopianism, and the limits of critique.
  • Brings out the contrasts and similarities between European and Anglophone treatments of these issues.
  • Structured in a debate format, so that each chapter is paired with a piece that engages critically with it.
Preface.

1. The Role of Critique in Philosophy of Education: its Subject Matter and its Ambiguities: Frieda Heyting and Christopher Winch.

2. The Domestication of Critique: Problems of Justifying the Critical in the Context of Educationally Relevant Thought and Action: Helmut Heid.

3. Don't Fence Me In: the Liberation of Undomesticated Critique: Claudia Ruitenberg.

4. How to Conceive of Critical Educational Theory Today?: Jan Masschelein.

Educational Critique, Critical Thinking and the Critical Philosophical Traditions: Marianna Papastephanou.

5. Problematising Critique in Pedagogy: Jörg Ruhloff.

6. Problematising Critique in Education and Child-Rearing: Ruhloff's Scepticism: Stefan Ramaekers.

7. Critique and Negativity: Towards the Pluralisation of Critique in Educational Practice, Theory and Research: Dietrich Benner and Andrea English.

8. Negativity: a Disturbing Constitutive Matter in Education: Rosa Nidia Buenfil Burgos.

9. The Utopianisation of Critique: the Tension between Education Conceived as a Utopian Concept and as one Grounded in Empirical Reality: Michele Borrelli.

10. Borrelli, Mill, Emily and Me: Judith Suissa.

11. Developing Critical Rationality as a Pedagogical Aim: Christopher Winch.

12. What are the Bounds of Critical Rationality in Education?: Christiane Thompson.

13. Relativism and the Critical Potential of Philosophy of Education: Frieda Heyting.

14. Critique, Contextualism and Consensus: Jane Green.

Notes on Contributors.

Index.


  • A wide-ranging examination of the role of critique in education in liberal democracies.

  • Motivated by a concern for social justice and improvement in education.

  • International in focus, containing contributions from authors in nine different countries.

  • Covers topics such as negative critique, critique and relativism, critique and utopianism, and the limits of critique.

  • Brings out the contrasts and similarities between European and Anglophone treatments of these issues.

  • Structured in a debate format, so that each chapter is paired with a piece that engages critically with it.