Economics Imperialism and the Role of Educational Philosophy

Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (7):715-733 (2015)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

To date, philosophers of education have shown relatively little interest in analyzing the theoretical basis in which the economics of education is grounded. The main argument of this article is that due to the changing nature of orthodox economic theory’s influence on education, a philosophical examination of its underpinnings is required. It is maintained that as a result of economics imperialism, namely the penetration of economic modes of thinking into new domains, educational philosophers have an essential role to play in examining economic theory. The article briefly discusses this role and provides some examples of how educational philosophers can make a unique contribution to current thinking about the relationship between economics and education.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,386

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-05-29

Downloads
21 (#718,251)

6 months
2 (#1,232,442)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Citations of this work

Mindfulness In, As and Of Education: Three Roles of Mindfulness in Education.Oren Ergas - 2019 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 53 (2):340-358.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Economics and reality.Tony Lawson - 1997 - New York: Routledge.
On bullshit.Harry G. Frankfurt - 1986 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
The logic of education.Paul Heywood Hirst - 1970 - London,: Routledge and Kegan Paul. Edited by R. S. Peters.
Principles of Economics.John S. Mackenzie - 1891 - Mind 16 (61):110-113.
Economics Imperialism: Concept and Constraints.Uskali Mäki - 2009 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (3):351-380.

View all 38 references / Add more references