Adam Smith and the Educative Critique: A response to my commentators

Studies in Philosophy and Education 34 (5):541-550 (2015)

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Jack Weinstein
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
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This paper is both a response to the four reviewers in a special symposium on my book Adam Smith’s Pluralism and a substantive discussion of philosophy of education. In it, I introduce what I call “the educative critique,” a mode of analysis similar to Marxist, feminist, or postcolonial critiques, but focusing on the educative role of a text. I argue that choosing education as a theme is itself a solution to interpretive difficulties, not an add-on that only concerns pedagogues and policy-makers
Keywords Adam Smith  Philosophy of education  Educative critique  Rationality  Imagination  Adam Smith’s Pluralism
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DOI 10.1007/s11217-015-9478-z
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