Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download

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Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download

Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download. One is conscious of different kinds of pitfalls in setting out to edit a thematic collection of philosophical essays—one of which is certainly that of striking an appropriate balance between coherence and variety. At one extreme, since philosophers can be no less attached to their pet views (I had better not say prejudices) than the next person, there is always the temptation to invite contributions from one’s friends—or, at any rate—those sufficiently likeminded to be relied upon to grind roughly the same axe as oneself.

Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download

Here, apart from the unphilosophically conspiratorial flavour of any work thus
assembled, one is liable to secure coherence at the price of tedious overlap or overemphasis. Hence, at another extreme, there is a temptation to embrace a certain ideal of philosophy as open and unfettered enquiry, to invite a number of interesting people to say what they like on a given issue, and then to wait and see what turns up. However, philosophical collections assembled on this principle are open to the hazard of contributors interpreting the ostensible theme so loosely and idiosyncratically that they no longer even appear to be focusing on the same issue.

Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download

It is my earnest hope that this philosophical collection on education, knowledge and truth has at least avoided these extremes. I would, of course, like to think that the other contributors to this volume would consider themselves my friends; indeed, the professional and personal associations I have over the years enjoyed with many of the contributors to this volume are such that any life without them would not be (in one sense) my life—and certainly not as rich a life. But few contributors to this volume are likeminded in anything like the intellectually dubious sense indicated above.

Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download

It is not just that I have over the years disagreed with some of those whose work is included in this volume, but that not a few of them obstinately persist in observing philosophical loyalties I continue to regard as significantly misplaced; consequently, I never for a moment doubted in the course of preparing this volume that I would ultimately have to agree to differ with some presently included treatments of the fundamental issues about knowledge and truth with which this volume is concerned. Thus, anyone looking for complete philosophical harmony between the different sections of this work is—and this is surely as it should be—destined to some disappointment.

Education Knowledge and Truth Beyond the postmodern impasse by David Carr pdf free download

That said, this work does have a very particular axe to grind and rough compliance with certain general qualifications was a condition of selection for this particular undertaking. Thus, I think it is fair to say that all contributors to this volume would broadly locate themselves in a tradition of analytical philosophy going back to Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and would agree with these founding fathers of the discipline in regarding epistemological enquiry—rational enquiry into the formal character of knowledge and truth—as central to the philosophical enterprise.

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