Dr. Christopher Martin, assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, collaborates with Dr. Stefaan E. Cuypers in release of their new book R. S. Peters.
R. S. Peters undertakes the first systematic account of the major themes of the late Richard Stanley Peters —described as an indisputable major thinker in the philosophy of education and educational theory. Peters’ philosophical work was globally influential in the development of teacher education and state educational policy in post-war UK, Canada, and the United States.
In the first book-length study of Peter’s work and its impact, Dr. Stefaan E. Cuypers, Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and Dr. Christopher Martin reconstruct Peters’ work and demonstrate its continuing relevance.
Andrea R. English, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University says, “Cuypers and Martin reveal the richness of Peters’ thinking about education, including his concern for the human condition and the predicaments of life, and his emphasis on the moral value of the work done by those engaged in the educational enterprise.”
“Erudite, yet written with ease and clarity, their book shows both the overarching trajectories and nuanced details of Peters’ thought. This book is a great companion for readers already familiar with Peters’ work, as well as for those looking for an entry point into the complexity of his central ideas.”
Created both for educational researchers and for teachers seeking to better understand the nature and scope of their work, R. S. Peters demonstrates how the philosophy of education, through Peter’s work, is applicable to contemporary discussions on educational practice and policies.
Robin Barrow, Professor of Philosophy of Education at Simon Fraser University says R.S. Peters is, “An essential and long overdue critical guide to the work of the most significant educational philosopher of the 20th century.”
Martin is author of numerous publications including Education in a Post-Metaphysical World: Rethinking Educational Policy and Practice Through Jürgen Habermas’ Discourse Morality. Martin is described by Memorial University Associate Professor, Walter Okshevsky, as, “one of the most interesting and promising young philosophers in the field of educational philosophy.”
Martin’s book is available in hardback and will be released shortly in paperback.
Learn more about R. S. Peters at Bloomsbury Publishing.
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