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Why general education?: Peters, Hirst and history

White, John (2009) Why general education?: Peters, Hirst and history. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 43. pp. 123-141. ISSN 0309-8249. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: This locates Peters' account of intellectual study for its own sake as the core of education within a tradition stretching back to early radical Protestantism. Religious justifications of an encyclopaedic knowledge-based curriculum gave way to psychological and then philosophical justifications of intellectual education, including those of Peters and HIrst. The definitive version is available at
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Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2010 10:50
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