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AuthorChambliss, J. J. author
TitleThe Origins of American Philosophy of Education [electronic resource] : Its Development as a Distinct Discipline, 1808-1913 / by J. J. Chambliss
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1968
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Descript 114 p. online resource


John Dewey once wrote: "Education is such an important interest of life that . . . we should expect to find a philosophy of education, just as there is a philosophy of art and of religion. We should expect, that is, such a treatment of the subject as would show that the nature of existence renders education an integral and indispensable function of life. " Indeed, such treatments of education are at least as old as Plato's Republic. Even so, it was not until the nineteenth century that the philosophy of education was recognized as a distinct discipline. Hisยญ torically, it has been one thing to treat education in such a manner as Dewey mentions; it has been another thing to do so while deliberately making explicit a discipline with a subject matter which is in some sense distinct from that of other disciplines. The aim, in the present study, has been to study the origins of philosophy of education as a distinct discipline in the United States. In doing so, "origins" are taken to mean, first, that from which the disciยญ pline has come, and second, that which initiates, serves as a point of departure for what follows. In searching for origins, I have explored the philosophic considerations of education from which came those distinct conceptions of the philosophy of education that were to serve as points of departure for later considerations of the discipline


I. Inductive Empiricism -- Joseph Neefโ{128}{153}s Sensationalistic Empiricism -- George Jardineโ{128}{153}s Philosophical Education -- James G. Carter: An Inductive Science of Education -- Thomas Tate: An Inductive Philosophy of Education -- Herbert Spencer: Evolutionism and Progress -- Joseph Payne on the Science and Art of Education -- G. E. Partridge: Scientism and the Philosophy of Education -- II Rationalism -- James P. Wickersham: Rationalistic Principles as Precepts -- Rationalismโ{128}{153}s Classic Philosophy of Education -- Herman Harrell Homeโ{128}{153}s Idealistic Theism -- III. Naturalistic Empiricism -- Chauncey Wrightโ{128}{153}s Suggestive Naturalism -- John Dewey: Experience as Empirical and Natural -- John Angus MacVannel: Experimentalism and Functionalism -- A Common Prospect -- Bibliographic Note

Education Culture -- Study and teaching History Education -- Philosophy Education Educational Philosophy Regional and Cultural Studies History general


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