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

Jack Weinstein
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s11217-015-9478-z
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 68,944
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Whose Justice? Which Rationality?Alasdair C. MacIntyre - 1988 - University of Notre Dame Press.

View all 9 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Adam Smith, Stoicism and Religion in the 18th Century.P. H. Clarke - 2000 - History of the Human Sciences 13 (4):49-72.


Added to PP index

Total views
53 ( #211,929 of 2,498,162 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #282,957 of 2,498,162 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes