Philosophy of Education

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This chapter provides an overview of philosophy of education as positioned in between the discourses and concerns of philosophy, on the one hand, and education, on the other. Maintaining credibility with both domains presents philosophy of education with certain dilemmas, which this chapter tries to address. Three ways of minimizing these dilemmas are explored: the development of non-ideal theories, philosophy of education as a situated practice, and the use of case-based methods.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Philosophy of Education
EditorsPaul Smeyers
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-72761-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-72759-2
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer International Handbooks of Education
ISSN (Print)2197-1951
ISSN (Electronic)2197-196X


  • philosophy of education
  • non-ideal theory
  • situatedness
  • case studies


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