Stephen Frank Bigger University of Worcester
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  • PhD, University of Manchester, 1975.

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  1. Stephen Bigger (1998). Human Rights and Values Education in Europe: Research in Educational Law, Curricula and Textbooks (Book Review). Journal of Moral Education 27 (4):544-546.
  2. Stephen Bigger, Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion, by Alison Scott-Baumann. (Book Review).
    Scott-Baumann’s topic in this book is an essential introduction to Ricoeur’s thinking over a long life; but Ricoeur’s work was vast, leaving her much work still needing to be done on his wide ranging and multi-disciplinary philosophy. I look forward to further volumes which, since his philosophical writing is dense, will help us all. I fully recommend this book. It is priced as for library purchase, and well worth ordering. For further reading, I also recommend the official Ricoeur website in (...)
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  3. Stephen Bigger & Jean Webb, Growing Environmental Activists: Developing Environmental Agency and Engagement Through Children's Fiction.
    We explore how story has the potential to encourage environmental engagement and a sense of agency provided that critical discussion takes place. We illuminate this with reference to the philosophies of John Macmurray on personal agency and social relations; of John Dewey on the primacy of experience for philosophy; and of Paul Ricoeur on hermeneutics, dialogue, dialectics and narrative. We view the use of fiction for environmental understanding as hermeneutic, a form of conceptualising place which interprets experience and perception. The (...)
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