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Ameliorating educational concepts and the value of analytic philosophy of education

Jane Gatley

Educational Philosophy and Theory, Volume: 55, Issue: 4, Pages: 1 - 11

Swansea University Author: Jane Gatley

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R. S. Peters and a small group of contemporaries set the foundations for analytic philosophy of education in the 1960s, a field which continues to this day. This article asks about the value of analytic philosophy of education today, and proposes alterations to its initial aims and methods to make i...

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Published in: Educational Philosophy and Theory
ISSN: 0013-1857 1469-5812
Published: Informa UK Limited 2022
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