Idealism is the metaphysical and epistemological doctrine that ideas or thoughts make up fundamental reality. Instead, the book is based on three elements – God, the world and man – which preface all logical action and may be conceived only by means of faith The Star of Redemption also strays from the accepted line in the existential philosophy of Kierkegaard and Sartre, in that Rosenzweig attempts to prepare a philosophical method par excellence.
Scheffler’s thinking on this matter – in his D.J. ‘Connor’s An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education” – with the qualification that he acknowledges what he refers to as an ambassadorial” function of philosophy of education, serving which philosophy of education tries to relate goings on other (bona fide) branches of philosophy to matters in education.
By deepening your understanding of the philosophical and historical underpinnings of education, as well as the social, political, and cultural forces that drive education practice and policy, you can work to improve your effectiveness as an educator, or pursue a career in leadership, policymaking, higher education teaching, or research.
In approaching these questions about the individual, society, and education, there is a general conflict between a more liberal viewpoint of the aim of education—in which the independence of the individual is stressed over the good of the society—and a more communitarian view—in which the individual’s far-reaching dependence on and obligation to society has weight.
Although all chapters were relevant, I considered the two most useful chapters, `The Problems of School Reform,’ because it provided a critical analysis of the NCLB law, and `the Feminist Critique,’ because the ethic of care was introduced; a philosophical perspective which prioritizes relationships and their importance to the educational process.