The Formation of Reason by David Bakhurst

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In The Formation of Reason, philosophy professor David Bakhurst utilizes ideas from philosopher John McDowell to develop and defend a socio-historical account of the human mind.Provides the first detailed examination of the relevance of John McDowell's work to the Philosophy of EducationDraws on a wide-range of philosophical sources, including the work of 'analytic' philosophers Donald Davidson, Ian Hacking, Peter Strawson, David Wiggins, and Ludwig WittgensteinConsiders non-traditional ideas from Russian philosophy and psychology, represented by Ilyenkov and VygotskyDiscusses foundational philosophical ideas in a way that reveals their relevance to educational theory and practice
 

About David Bakhurst

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David Bakhurst is the John and Ella G. Charlton Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He is the author of Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy (1991) and co-editor (with Christine Sypnowich) of The Social Self (1995) and (with Stuart Shanker) of Jerome Bruner: Language, Culture, Self (2001).
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 201 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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