The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education

Philosophies of Environmental Education and Democracy: Harris, Dewey, and Bateson on Human Freedoms in Nature

Authors: Watras, Joseph

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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 environmental education.

About the authors

Joseph Watras is Professor of Foundations of Education at the University of Dayton, USA.

Reviews

“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. … Watras’s book is important reading for anyone interested in the problem of environmental destruction. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (J. A. Fischel, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Watras, Joseph

    Pages 1-4

  • Defining the Task

    Watras, Joseph

    Pages 5-26

  • Developing Freedom within Social Institutions: William Torrey Harris and the St. Louis Hegelians

    Watras, Joseph

    Pages 27-47

  • Pragmatism and Ecological Conservation: The Ideas of John Dewey

    Watras, Joseph

    Pages 48-68

  • Science, Imagination, and the Environmental Movement: Gregory Bateson’s Views

    Watras, Joseph

    Pages 69-89

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Hardcover $67.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophies of Environmental Education and Democracy: Harris, Dewey, and Bateson on Human Freedoms in Nature
Authors
Series Title
The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Joseph Watras
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48421-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137484215
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48420-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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