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The Importance of Philosophy

  • Thomas Stehlik
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Abstract

This chapter takes us back to classical Greece and the origins of the concept of philosophy, a term that combines the Greek words for love and wisdom and so literally means the love of wisdom. From the influential work of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates, a brief history through time includes consideration of some of the major movers and shakers in philosophical and educational thought from ancient through to modern times. At the same time, the chapter introduces and unpacks key terms and concepts related to education that we have inherited and use daily but often take for granted.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Stehlik
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  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of South AustraliaMagillAustralia

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