The Formation of Reason
Journal of Philosophy of Education
1. Edition April 2011
2011. 200 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4443-3909-3 - John Wiley & Sons
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In The Formation of Reason, Bakhurst expounds and defends a socio-historical account of the human mind. Inspired by the work of the influential philosopher John McDowell, Bakhurst maintains that the distinctive character of human psychological powers resides in our responsiveness to reasons, a capacity that develops in children as they are initiated into traditions of thinking and reasoning. Offering an intellectually stimulating exploration of the conceptual foundations of the philosophy of education, The Formation of Reason breathes fresh life into a familiar but controversial idea: that the end of education is the cultivation of autonomy.
From the contents
1. What Can Philosophy Tell Us About How History Made the Mind?
2. Social Constructionism
3. Self and Other
4. Freedom, Reflection, and the Sources of Normativity
5. Exploring the Space of Reasons
6. Living Within Reason: Music, Mood, and Education
7. Education Makes Us What We Are