Sex & Character


Author: Otto Weininger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Character

Page: 356

View: 5990

Racisms Made in Germany


Author: Wulf D. Hund

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901259

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 7698

This book examines racism in Germany and includes the following essays: Racisms Made in Germany: Without Sonderweg to a Rupture in Civilization * Between Jew-Hatred and Racism: The German Invention of Antisemitism * It Must Come from Europe: The Racisms of Immanuel Kant * Antisemitism and Colonial Racism: Transnational and Interdiscursive Intersectionality * Racist Fantasies: Africa in Austrian and German African Studies * From Disagreement to Dissension: African Perspectives on Germany * Purification of the National Body: Racial Policy and Racial Murder in the Third Reich * Between Race and Class: Elite Racism in Contemporary Germany * Racism Analysis in Germany: The Development in the Federal Republic (Series: Racism Analysis - Series B: Yearbooks - Vol. 2)

Olympic Education


Author: Roland Naul

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841262544

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 5036

Aimed at both teachers and students in schools and colleges, as well as instructors, coaches, and managers in youth sports, this book examines the 'Olympic ideal' in modern sports education.

Opus Postumum


Author: Immanuel Kant,Eckart Förster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319287

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

View: 8970

This volume is the first-ever English translation of Kant's last major work, the so-called Opus postumum, a work Kant himself described as his "chef d'oeuvre" and as the keystone of his entire philosophical system. It occupied him for more than the last decade of his life. Professor Förster's introduction places the text in the context of Kant's earlier writings and provides a comprehensive account of the remarkable history of the manuscript from Kant's death to its eventual publication in the 1930s. Also included are extensive explanatory notes and a helpful glossary.

The Aims of Education Restated (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 22)


Author: John White

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135170118

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 343

John White's study is the most substantial work on what the aims of education should be since Whitehead's Aims of Education of 1929. It draws on material not only from schools and colleges, but also from the broader educative or miseducative nature of the 'ethos' of society and some of its major institutions. Sifting the different views about aims which are now prevalent and circulating in the world of education, he integrates the more defensible of them into an articulated set of positive recommendations. The study takes a broadly philosophical and non-technical stand; it is written to help practitioners orient themselves in what is often bewildering territory, at a time when the question of what the aims of education ought to be has acquired a new urgency for politicians and educational administrators, as well as for those directly involved in educational institutions, head teachers and their staff.

Ethics and Education (Routledge Revivals)


Author: R. S. Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317494784

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 1111

First published in 1966, this book was written to serve as an introductory textbook in the philosophy of education, focusing on ethics and social philosophy. It presents a distinctive point of view both about education and ethical theory and arrived at a time when education was a matter of great public concern. It looks at questions such as ‘What do we actually mean by education?’ and provides a proper ethical foundation for education in a democratic society. The book will appeal to both teachers and students of philosophy as well as education.

Autonomy and Schooling


Author: Eamonn Callan

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773561625

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Eamonn Callan draws on contemporary work in ethics and social philosophy to outline a theory of the nature and value of freedom and autonomy which supports a range of child-centred policies. He argues for a curriculum which is tailored to the interests of the individual child, even where this would involve early specialization. Compulsory schooling is defended on paternalistic grounds, though it is noted that the scope of justified compulsion may be narrower than we ordinarily assume. Finally, Callan suggests that at the higher levels of schooling there is a strong case for extensive student participation in the government of schools.

Teaching Thinking Skills


Author: Stephen Johnson,Harvey Siegel,Christopher Winch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441186565

Category: Education

Page: 127

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Considers the philosophical debates surrounding the existance, teaching and transferability of thinking skills.

Dhuoda, Handbook for Her Warrior Son

Liber Manualis


Author: Dhuoda,Marcelle Thiébaux

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521400190

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 7197

A guidebook to conduct and survival written by a Carolingian mother for her adolescent son.



Author: Bernhard Dieckmann,Michael Wimmer, Bernhard Dieckmann, Christoph Wulf,Christoph Wulf,Michael Wimmer

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830954873


Page: N.A

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Virtue Ethics and Moral Education


Author: David Carr,Jan Steutel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134697376

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3623

This collection of original essays on virtue ethics and moral education seeks to fill this gap in the recent literature of moral education, combining broader analyses with detailed coverage of: * the varieties of virtue * weakness and integrity * relativism and rival traditions * means and methods of educating the virtues The rare collaboration of professional ethical theorists and educational philosophers provides a ground-breaking work and an exciting new focus in a growing area of research.

Economics and Utopia

Why the Learning Economy is Not the End of History


Author: Geoffrey M Hodgson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134643195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3928

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall we have been told that no alternative to Western capitalism is possible or desirable. This book challenges this view with two arguments. First, the above premise ignores the enormous variety within capitalism itself. Second, there are enormous forces of transformation within contemporary capitalisms, associated with moves towards a more knowledge-intensive economy. These forces challenge the traditional bases of contract and employment, and could lead to a quite different socio-economic system. Without proposing a static blueprint, this book explores this possible scenario.

Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief


Author: Nel Noddings

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775983

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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One of the most enduring and controversial issues in American education concerns the place of individual beliefs and moral standards in the classroom. Noddings argues that public schools should address the fundamental questions that teenagers inevitably rasie about the nature, value and meaning of life (and death), and to do so across the curriculum without limiting such existential and metaphysical discussions to separate religion, philosophy or even history classes. Explorations of the existence of a God or gods, and the value and validity of religious belief for societies or individuals, she writes “whether they are initiated by students or teachers, should be part of the free exchange of human concerns—a way in which people share their awe, doubts, fears, hopes, knowledge and ignorance.” Such basic human concerns, Noddings maintains, are relevant to nearly every subject and should be both non-coercive and free from academic evalution. “Nel Noddings probes the many ways in which children’s questions about God and gods, existence, and the meaning of life can and should be integrated into life in classrooms and the real world of the public schools.” —From the Foreword “This is a rich and sensitive book that will give teachers, administrators, parents, philosophers of education—any concerned citizen—the basis for more substantial discussion and concrete proposals.” —Free Inquiry “Impressive in its sweep of possibilities for exploration in the school curriculum and teacher education.” —Educational Theory


A Biography


Author: Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Publisher: New York : G. Braziller


Category: Authors, German

Page: 246

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Pragmatism and Education


Author: D. Troehler,J Oelkers

Publisher: Sense Pub

ISBN: 9789077874653

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 1144

The papers in this book have emerged from a conference which was organized in Zurich in 2003 by the Pestalozzianum Research Institute for the History of Education and the Educational Institute of the University of Zurich. The conference was organized in light of the increasing internationalization of educational discussion within the last ten to twenty years and the topic was the relation between pragmatism and educational theory. The contributions appear in a kind of chronological order. First, James A. Good examines the repeatedly asserted Hegelian roots of Dewey's philosophy, while Hans-Peter Kruger, Meike Sophia Baader, and Roswitha Lehmann-Rommel address specific aspects of pragmatism, such as public communication, religion, and aesthetics, with the main emphasis of the analysis on William James and John Dewey. Jane Addams' and George Herbert Mead's education stands at the center of interest in the contributions by Daniel Trohler, Birgit Althans, Gert Biesta, and Jurgen Oelkers, while Philipp Gonon and Stefan Bittner turn to the question of why pragmatism had such a hard time of gaining a foothold in Germany. The final contribution, Philip W. Jackson's systematic analysis of Dewey's thought, breaks with the chronological perspective of the volume, shifting the focus to other central and fruitful issues. This book should be of interest to students, teachers and researchers who are studying educational theory in general and pragmatism in particular."

Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking


Author: Diane F. Halpern

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 5915

Thinking is not a spectator sport. Research has shown that the skills of critical thinking must be practiced with a wide variety of problems in many different contexts in order to be learned and retained. The exercises, questions, and reviews in this workbook are designed to provide the systematic practice needed to help readers become more critical thinkers. By reading and responding to the questions before reading the accompanying chapter in the text, readers will develop a framework that will help them to comprehend, anticipate, and organize the information in the accompanying chapter. Based on principles of active learning with authentic tasks, all of the exercises were written to be similar to problems and situations readers are likely to encounter in real life -- and they provide numerous examples for both short and extended writing assignments. Problems include topics such as saving money; understanding a research report that appears in a newspaper; recognizing propaganda; reaching reasoned conclusions; avoiding common biases; and deciding when a risk is "too risky." These exercises also work well for cooperative learning projects and are designed to help adult learners develop the skills and the habits of mind essential for life-long learning. Designed to be used in conjunction with Halpern's text, Thought & Knowledge, this workbook could also be used with other texts or as a stand-alone enhancement in courses on thinking skills and cognitive psychology. All exercises along with syllabus suggestions and self assessments are available in the Instructor's Manual.

Social institutions and economic performance

studies of industrial relations in advanced capitalist economies


Author: Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: Sage Pubns


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9154

Increasingly, the ability of Western capitalist economies to compete in the global marketplace is being called into question. While Japan has moved to the center of worldwide attention as a model of economic resiliency, the astonishing economic performance of Germany, argues Streeck, merits further study as well. As in Japan, the German economy is supported and governed by strong social institutions of a non-market character, particularly the political organization of economic interests of both capital and labor. In this fascinating volume, Streeck examines the institutional conditions necessary for a high-skill, high-wage economy; the social regulation of employment contracts; differences in the structure of business and labor's interest associations; the organization of small businesses in Germany; co-determination in German industry; the competitive success of the German automobile industry; and the influence of European integration on interest representation in Europe. Professionals and students in political science, sociology, industrial relations and business and management will find this volume to be of great interest and value. "Streeck provides a valuable consideration of the social arrangements which have contributed to German economic success." --Sociology "For those who do not know Streeck's work, this is an ideal introduction to one of the most interesting thinkers in social science today, whose work defies easy characterization and spans sociology, economics, and political science. For those already familiar with his work, this collection confirms his high reputation. . . . Even when one disagrees with him, Streeck is rewarding to read. These essays move interest grouptheory to a new level and provide dim outlines of a new social democratic political economy. Along the way, they shed light on German political economy, and the process of European integration. This volume exemplifies the range and originality of Streeck's work." --Economic

Roots of Aggression

A Re-Examination of the Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis


Author: Leonard Berkowitz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aggressiveness

Page: 136

View: 3703