A History of Western Philosophy of Education in the Age of Enlightenment

Tal Gilead (Editor)

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This volume traces the history of Western philosophy of education through the Age of Enlightenment. The period between 1650 and 1850 was one of rapid intellectual development that revolutionized how education is viewed. Even the most progressive thinkers of the start of this period would have found the educational ideas expressed at its end odd, alien, and even dangerous. Shaped by broad intellectual movements, such as the Enlightenment, the counter-enlightenment and romanticism, as well as by the work of exceptional individuals including John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hélvetius, Mary Wollstonecraft, Pestalozzi, Fröbel and Emerson, the educational philosophy of this period has laid the foundations of how we think of and conduct education today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages245
ISBN (Electronic)9781350074521
ISBN (Print)9781350074491
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameA History of Western Philosophy of Education
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


  • Philosophy of Education


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