Philosophies of environmental education and democracy : Harris, Dewey, and Bateson on human freedoms in nature (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Philosophies of environmental education and democracy : Harris, Dewey, and Bateson on human freedoms in nature

Author: Joseph Watras
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Cultural and social foundations of education.; Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Offers a unique approach to the serious problem of environmental destruction. Watras contends that the problems of environmental destruction derive from misunderstandings in the popular views of democracy. Accordingly, the way to environmental protection lies in correcting those misconceptions by examining the outlooks of three philosophers of education: William Torrey Harris, John Dewey, and Gregory Bateson.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: William Torrey Harris; John Dewey; Gregory Bateson; Gregory Bateson; John Dewey; William Torrey Harris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Watras
ISBN: 9781137484208 1137484209
OCLC Number: 921825987
Description: v, 103 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Defining the task --
Developing freedom within social institutions : William Torrey Harris and the St. Louis Hegelians --
Pragmatism and ecological conservation : the ideas of John Dewey --
Science, imagination, and the environmental movement : Gregory Bateson's views --
Where do we go from here?
Series Title: Cultural and social foundations of education.; Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Joseph Watras.
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The project examines how three prominent philosophers of education - William Torrey Harris, John Dewey, and Gregory Bateson - each developed a world view that provides a philosophical basis for  Read more...

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"Watras (education, Univ. of Dayton) argues the need for an alternative ethical framework for American democracy that offsets the ongoing process of environmental destruction these values engender. Read more...

 
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