Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

On the Logical Form of Educational Philosophy and Theory: Herbart, Mill, Frankena, and Beyond

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_143



The investigation into logical form and structure of natural sciences and mathematics covers a significant part of contemporary philosophy. In contrast to this, the metatheory of normative theories is a slowly developing research area in spite of its great predecessors, such as Aristotle, who discovered the sui generis character of practical logic, or Hume, who posed the “is-ought” problem. The intrinsic reason for this situation lies in the complex nature of practical logic. The metatheory of normative educational philosophy and theory inherits all the difficulties inherent in the general metatheory but has also significantly contributed to its advancement. In particular, the discussion on its mixed normative-descriptive character and complex composition has remained an important part of research in educational philosophy and theory. The two points...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia