Empirical Philosophical Investigations in Education and Embodied Experience

  • Joacim Andersson
  • Jim Garrison
  • Leif Östman

Part of the The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education book series (CSFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Joacim Andersson, Jim Garrison, Leif Östman
    Pages 1-25
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 133-145

About this book


Drawing on John Dewey and the later Ludwig Wittgenstein, this book employs philosophy as a conceptual resource to develop new methodological and analytical tools for conducting in situ empirical investigations. Chapter one explores the philosophies of Wittgenstein and Dewey. Chapter two exposits Deweyan ideas of embodiment, the primacy of the aesthetic encounter, and aesthetically expressive meaning underdeveloped in Wittgenstein. Chapter three introduces the method of practical epistemological analysis (PEA) and a model of situated epistemic relations (SER) to investigate the learning of body techniques in dinghy sailing. The concluding chapter introduces a model of situated artistic relations (SAR) to investigate the learning of artistic techniques of self-expression in the Swedish sloyd classroom. 


Wittgenstein John Dewey Practical Epistemological Analysis situated epistemic relations situated artistic relation handicraft-oriented education Sweden Norway

Authors and affiliations

  • Joacim Andersson
    • 1
  • Jim Garrison
    • 2
  • Leif Östman
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden
  2. 2.Learning Sciences & TechVirginia TechBlacksburg, VAUSA
  3. 3.Teacher EducationUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74608-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74609-8
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