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Philosophy of Development : Reconstructing the Foundations of Human Development and Education - Wouter van Haaften

Philosophy of Development

Reconstructing the Foundations of Human Development and Education

By: Wouter van Haaften (Editor), Michiel Korthals (Editor), Thomas Wren (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1996
ISBN: 9780792343196
Number Of Pages: 296

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Philosophy of development is a fascinating area of research at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and education. This book is unique in that it combines a broad sketch of contemporary developmental theory with detailed discussions of its central issues, in order to construct a general framework for understanding and analyzing theories of individual and collective development in various domains ranging from cognitive and moral development to developments in art. Special attention is also given to the rich relations between conceptual development and education. The approach taken in this volume is located in the landscape of current philosophical debate.
The book is not a mere collection of articles. It has been written in close cooperation by seven authors aiming to provide a coherent, albeit rather elaborate, prolegomenon to what a fully comprehensive philosophy of development would look like.

Philosophy of development: an invitationp. 1
The concept of developmentp. 13
Models of human developmentp. 31
Foundational developmentp. 43
Reconstruction and explanation of foundational developmentp. 55
Evaluative claims about foundational developmentp. 75
Dimensions of individual and collective development in various domainsp. 93
Cognitive developmentp. 101
Moral developmentp. 119
Aesthetic developmentp. 135
Scientific developmentp. 153
Societal developmentp. 163
Artistic developmentp. 183
Conceptual development and educationp. 199
Education and the development of personal autonomyp. 211
Structuralist and hermeneutic approaches to developmentp. 223
Developmental philosophy and postmodernismp. 245
Referencesp. 261
Indexp. 283
About the authorsp. 291
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ISBN: 9780792343196
ISBN-10: 0792343190
Series: Philosophy and Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 31st December 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68