Philosophy of education can refer to either the academic field of applied philosophy or to any of educational philosophies that promote a specific type or vision of education, and/or which examine the definition, goals and meaning of education. Descartes, the Father of contemporary Philosophy along with a mathematician made use of his mathematical ideas and techniques and employed these phones his philosophy and did start to assume that skepticism prevails, consequently the doubter is out there.
The philosophers who followed Hegel were dissatisfied with idealistic philosophy; they did not agree with Hegel that consciousness does not bring one to true and real cognition and began to develop philosophic thought that would not be restricted to the abstract and traditional method of Hegel.
Philosophy of education can also be understood not as an academic discipline but as a normative educational theory that unifies pedagogy , curriculum , learning theory, and the purpose of education and is grounded in specific metaphysical, epistemological, and axiological assumptions.
Some say that philosophy is love for knowledge” some call it pursuit of knowledge” the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines the term philosophy” as search for knowledge and understanding of the nature and meaning of the universe and of human life” it is the study of the principles on which human behaviour is based.
An education which consisted of the liberal arts as understood through great books and of great books understood through the liberal arts…It must follow that if we want to educate our students for freedom, we must educate them in the liberal arts and in the great books.