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At home in the world : human nature, ecological thought, and education after Darwin / Eilon Schwartz.

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Author/Creator:
Schwartz, Eilon, 1958-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
Albany : SUNY Press, c2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • xi, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • The making of darwinism
  • Darwin and the good in human nature
  • Nature's lessons : applying evolutionary theory to educational philosophy in the nineteenth century
  • From philosophy of nature to educational philosophy
  • Spencer's educational philosophy
  • Huxley's educational philosophy
  • Kropotkin's educational philosophy
  • Dewey's darwinism : human nature and the interdependence of life
  • Change and growth are the essential features of darwinism
  • Human beings can only be understood as part of the natural world
  • The natural and the social : Dewey's notion of habit
  • Human beings are by nature social animals and can only be understood through their sociability
  • Living in the world : democracy as a natural value
  • Dewey's darwinian educational philosophy
  • Mary Midgley and the ecological telos
  • Innate needs
  • The teleological implications of having needs
  • Feminism and human nature : a case study in teleological thinking
  • On building a whole life
  • Moral objectivity and the reality of evil
  • Breaking down the is/ought dichotomy
  • A transcendent life
  • A darwinian education
  • The aims and purposes of education : a darwinian perspective
  • Emotions and reason
  • Particularism and universalism
  • From nature to culture : a darwinian curriculum
  • Cultivating wonder : educational didactics.
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ISBN:
9781438426259
1438426259
9781438426266
1438426267

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