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Of Human Potential

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Of Human Potential

An Essay in the Philosophy of Education

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Hardback

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Of Human Potential by Israel Scheffler
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The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. First published in 1985, Israel Scheffler's book aims to demythologise the concept of potential. He shows its roots in genuine aspects of human nature, but at the same time frees it from outworn philosophical myths by means of analytical reconstruction - thereby improving both its theoretical and its practical applicability. The book concludes with an interpretation of policy-making in education, and reflections on the ideal education of a policy-maker. It emphasises human symbolism, choice, temporal continuity, and self-determination as indispensible elements of any adequate philosophy of education. Of Human Potential will be of interest to a broad range of philosophers, educators and social scientists.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
142
Dimensions
138x216x15
ISBN-13
9780415581103
Product ID
3927945

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