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Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking


reviewed by Edward Sankowski October 02, 2006

coverTitle: Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking
Author(s): Christopher Winch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, London
ISBN: 0415322375, Pages: 201, Year: 2006
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This book is a very valuable contribution to contemporary scholarly discussion in philosophy of education, ethics, and liberal democratic political theory. Winch writes, “This book seeks to assess the significance of our concern with critical rationality as a key intellectual component of a worthwhile life involving autonomy, and our often conflicting views as to what critical thinking is and how it can be cultivated” (pp. xi-xii). Autonomy, he says on page ix, is “the ability to chart one’s course in life. For Winch, autonomy is a “key educational aim” (p. 12), which is at the center of the author’s project. Debates about contested conceptions and implications of autonomy have indeed played a major role in contemporary Anglo-American and Western European normative discussions. Winch here shows a notable familiarity with Anglo-American philosophy and its antecedents, and an open-minded receptivity to some philosophical authors with other backgrounds, but less of a tendency... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 02, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12751, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 9:32:18 PM

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  • Edward Sankowski
    University of Oklahoma
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    EDWARD SANKOWSKI is a Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. His areas of interest include Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Education (especially higher education), Philosophy of Social Science, and Aesthetics. He has many publications, including a recent essay about film studies in the last issue of The Journal of Aesthetic Education.
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