Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present Day

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It has been said that Oakeshott's educated person is one who possesses a Keatsian negative capability. If this is so, it simply shows how much positive content is required by an apparently negative virtue, and how this negative virtue in fact embodies the whole of human culture and learning. Oakeshott's own ideas on education flow from his general view of human experience, though they are not wholly dependent on them. In fact they represent the twentieth-century's most sophisticated articulation of the traditional conception of liberal learning. On the other hand, those who find the educational views congenial may be led by that route to examine Oakeshott's other philosophical and political views in order to see one way in which a theory of liberal learning can be given a philosophical context.


Notes

Oakeshott's educational writings have been usefully collected in a volume entitled The Voice of Liberal Learning, Timothy Fuller (ed.), New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989. All references are to this volume.

1
The Voice of Liberal Learning, p.86.
2
Ibid., p.65.
3
Ibid.
4
Ibid., p.66.
5
Ibid., p.70.
6
Ibid., p.60.
7
Ibid., p.70.

See also

In this book: Wittgenstein


Oakeshott's major writings
Experience and Its Modes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1933.
Rationalism in Politics, rev. and expanded edn, Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, 1991; London: Methuen, 1962.
On Human Conduct, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975.
The Voice of Liberal Learning, Timothy Fuller (ed.), New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989.

Further reading

f
Franco, Paul, The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1990.

g
Grant, Robert, Oakeshott, London: Claridge Press, 1990.

ANTHONY O'HEAR

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contents viii
  • Preface xiv
  • A.S.Neill 1883-1973 1
  • Notes 5
  • Notes 14
  • Notes 27
  • Further Reading 28
  • Notes 32
  • Notes 37
  • Notes 48
  • Carl Rogers 1902-87 49
  • Notes 53
  • Ralph Winifred Tyler 1902-94 54
  • Harry Broudy 1905-98 64
  • Notes 68
  • Further Reading 69
  • Benjamin S.Bloom 1913-99 86
  • Note 89
  • Further Reading 96
  • Notes 117
  • Further Reading 118
  • Notes 140
  • Notes 153
  • Michel Foucault 1926-84 170
  • Donaldson's Major Writings 181
  • Illich's Major Writings 188
  • Further Reading 193
  • Notes 203
  • Nel Noddings 1929- 210
  • Noddings' Major Writings 215
  • Notes 222
  • Notes 228
  • Notes 233
  • Theodore R.Sizer 1932- 241
  • Elliot Eisner 1933- 247
  • Notes 251
  • Lee S.Shulman 1938- 257
  • Notes 270
  • Henry Giroux 1943- 280
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