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Title:
Beyond the philosophy of the subject. Volume I an educational philosophy and theory post-structuralist reader
Author:
Peters, Michael (Michael A.), 1948-
ISBN:
9781315689951
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2016.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (xxii, 196 p)
Series:
Educational philosophy and theory : editor's choice
Contents:
1. Beyond the philosophy of the subject : liberalism, education and the critique of individualism / Michael A. Peters and James Marshall -- 2. Peters and Marshall on the philosophy of the subject / Jim Mackenzie -- 3. After the subject : a response to Mackenzie / Michael A. Peters and James Marshall -- 4. Michel Foucault : problematising the individual and constituting 'the' self / James D. Marshall -- 5. Governmental, political and pedagogic subjectivation : Foucault with Rancière / Maarten Simons and Jan Masschelein -- 6. Derrida, pedagogy and the calculation of the subject / Michael A. Peters -- 7. The 'end' of Kant-in-himself : Nietzschean difference / Peter Fitzsimons -- 8. Disciplining the profession : subjects subject to procedure / Paul Standish -- 9. Learner, student, speaker : why it matters how we call those we teach / Gert Biesta -- 10. Promoting a just education : dilemmas of rights, freedom and justice / Sharon Todd -- 11. Social education and mental hygiene : Foucault, disciplinary technologies and the moral constitution of youth / Tina Besley.
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This first volume focuses on a collection of texts from the latter twenty years of Educational Philosophy and Theory, selected for their critical status as turning points or important awakenings in post-structural theory. In the last twenty years, the applications of the postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives have become less mono-focused, less narrowly concerned with technical questions and also less interested in epistemology, and more interested in ethics.

This book covers questions of genealogy, ontology, the body and the institution, giving examples of theoretical applications of post-structural theory that testify to the generative and endlessly applicable potential of this work to different fields and avenues of thought. While informed by Foucault's thinking of the political subjugation of docile bodies to individuals as self-determining beings, the chapters in this book culminate in amalgamations of different schools of educational philosophy, which explore poststructuralist approaches to education.

Beyond the Philosophy of the Subject will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.