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    The Development and Trials of a Decision-Making Model
    with Robert Keith Shaw and James D. Marshall
    Evaluation Review, 10 (1): 5-27. 1986.
    We describe an evaluation undertaken on contract for the New Zealand State Services Commission of a major project (the Administrative Decision-Making Skills Project) designed to produce a model of administrative decision making and an associated teaching/learning packagefor use by government officers. It describes the evaluation of a philosophical model of decision making and the associated teaching/learning package in the setting of the New Zealand Public Service, where a deliberate attempt has…Read more
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    Encyclopaedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (edited book)
    with Paulo Ghiraldelli, Berislav Žarnić, Andrew Gibbons, and Tina Besley
    Springer. 2016.
    Living Reference Work. Continuously updated edition
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    Philosophy of Education in a New Key: Who Remembers Greta Thunberg? Education and Environment after the Coronavirus
    with Petar Jandrić, Jimmy Jaldemark, Zoe Hurley, Brendan Bartram, Adam Matthews, Michael Jopling, Julia Mañero, Alison MacKenzie, Jones Irwin, Ninette Rothmüller, Benjamin Green, Shane J. Ralston, Olli Pyyhtinen, Sarah Hayes, Jake Wright, and Marek Tesar
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 53 (14): 1421-1441. 2021.
    This paper explores relationships between environment and education after the Covid-19 pandemic through the lens of philosophy of education in a new key developed by Michael Peters and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. The paper is collectively written by 15 authors who responded to the question: Who remembers Greta Thunberg? Their answers are classified into four main themes and corresponding sections. The first section, ‘As we bake the earth, let's try and bake it from scratc…Read more
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    Education and the postmodern condition: Revisiting Jean-françois Lyotard (edited book)
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 29 (3). 1995.
    This paper re-examines Lyotard's notion of the postmodern condition in terms of its relevance and significance for education. The first section of the paper examines the Wittgensteinian role that Lyotard ascribes to philosophy in the postmodern condition. The second section, following Lyotard's discursive turn, locates the problem of the legitimation of education and knowledge in relation to capitalism. The final section provides a review of both Lyotard's responses to his critics and his reappr…Read more
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    Towards a philosophy of academic publishing
    with Petar Jandrić, Ruth Irwin, Kirsten Locke, Nesta Devine, Richard Heraud, Andrew Gibbons, Tina Besley, Jayne White, Daniella Forster, Liz Jackson, Elizabeth Grierson, Carl Mika, Georgina Stewart, Marek Tesar, Susanne Brighouse, Sonja Arndt, George Lazaroiu, Ramona Mihaila, Catherine Legg, and Leon Benade
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 48 (14): 1401-1425. 2016.
    This article is concerned with developing a philosophical approach to a number of significant changes to academic publishing, and specifically the global journal knowledge system wrought by a range of new digital technologies that herald the third age of the journal as an electronic, interactive and mixed-media form of scientific communication. The paper emerges from an Editors' Collective, a small New Zealand-based organisation comprised of editors and reviewers of academic journals mostly in t…Read more
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    Reimagining the new pedagogical possibilities for universities post-Covid-19
    with Fazal Rizvi, Gary McCulloch, Paul Gibbs, Radhika Gorur, Moon Hong, Yoonjung Hwang, Lew Zipin, Marie Brennan, Susan Robertson, John Quay, Justin Malbon, Danilo Taglietti, Ronald Barnett, Wang Chengbing, Peter McLaren, Rima Apple, Marianna Papastephanou, Nick Burbules, Liz Jackson, Pankaj Jalote, Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope, Aslam Fataar, James Conroy, Greg Misiaszek, Gert Biesta, Petar Jandrić, Suzanne S. Choo, Michael Apple, Lynda Stone, Rob Tierney, Marek Tesar, Tina Besley, and Lauren Misiaszek
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 1-44. forthcoming.
    Michael A. Petersa and Fazal Rizvib aBeijing Normal University, Beijing, PR China; bMelbourne University, Melbourne, Australia Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to ‘no...
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    Post-truth and fake news
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 49 (6): 567-567. 2017.
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    Wittgenstein as Exile: A philosophical topography
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (5): 591-605. 2008.
    This paper argues that Wittgenstein considered himself an exile and indeed was a self‐imposed exile from his native Vienna; that this condition of exile is important for understanding Wittgenstein the man and his philosophy; and that exile as a condition has become both a central characteristic condition of late modernity (as much as alienation was for the era of industrial capitalism) and emblematic of literary modernism. The paper employs the notion of ‘exhilic thought’ as a central trope for …Read more
  •  85
    Academic writing, genres and philosophy
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (7): 819-831. 2008.
    This paper examines the underlying genres of philosophy focusing especially on their pedagogical forms to emphasize the materiality and historicity of genres, texts and writing. It focuses briefly on the history of the essay and its relation to the journal within the wider history of scientific communication, and comments on the standardized forms of academic writing and the issue of 'bad writing'.
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    Richard Rorty: Education, Philosophy, and Politics
    with Paulo Ghiraldelli, Steven Best, Ramin Farahmandpur, Jim Garrison, Douglas Kellner, James D. Marshall, Peter McLaren, Michael Peters, Björn Ramberg, Alberto Tosi Rodrigues, Juha Suoranta, and Kenneth Wain
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2001.
    This distinctive collection by scholars from around the world focuses upon the cultural, educational, and political significance of Richard Rorty's thought. The nine essays which comprise the collection examine a variety of related themes: Rorty's neopragmatism, his view of philosophy, his philosophy of education and culture, Rorty's comparison between Dewey and Foucault, his relation to postmodern theory, and, also his form of political liberalism
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    Professor Richard Stanley Peters
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (3): 233-233. 2012.
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    Education in a post-truth world
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 49 (6). 2017.
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    The Refugee Crisis and The Right to Political Asylum
    with Tina Besley
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (13-14): 1367-1374. 2015.
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    Open Science, Philosophy and Peer Review
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (3): 215-219. 2014.
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    Kinds of thinking, styles of reasoning
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 39 (4). 2007.
    There is no more central issue to education than thinking and reasoning. Certainly, such an emphasis chimes with the rationalist and cognitive deep structure of the Western educational tradition. The contemporary tendency reinforced by cognitive science is to treat thinking ahistorically and aculturally as though physiology, brain structure and human evolution are all there is to say about thinking that is worthwhile or educationally significant. The movement of critical thinking also tends to t…Read more
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    Why is My Curriculum White?
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (7): 641-646. 2015.
    You have to be careful, very careful, introducing the truth to the Black man who has never previously heard the truth about himself, his own kind, and the white man … The Black brother is so brainw...
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    Philosophy of education in a new key: Education for justice now
    with Marianna Papastephanou, Michalinos Zembylas, Inga Bostad, Sevget Benhur Oral, Kalli Drousioti, Anna Kouppanou, Torill Strand, Kenneth Wain, and Marek Tesar
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 54 (8): 1083-1098. 2022.
    Marianna Papastephanou University of Cyprus Since Plato’s allegory of the cave two educational-philosophical critical modes have stood out: the descriptive and the normative (rea...
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    Geophilosophy, education and the pedagogy of the concept
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 36 (3). 2004.
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    ‘It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times …’: Philosophy of Education in the Contemporary World
    with Gert Biesta
    Studies in Philosophy and Education 34 (6): 623-634. 2015.
    This article considers the state of philosophy of education in our current age and assesses prospects for the future of the field. I argue that as philosophers of education, we live in both the best of times and the worst of times. Developments in one key organisation, the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, are examined in relation to broader international trends. Informed by the work of Pierre Hadot, I also reflect on what it might mean to talk of philosophy of education as a way o…Read more
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    Three Forms of the Knowledge Economy: Learning, Creativity and Openness
    British Journal of Educational Studies 58 (1): 67-88. 2010.
    This paper outlines and reviews three forms and associated discourses of the 'knowledge economy': the 'learning economy', based on the work of Bengt-Åke Lundvall; the 'creative economy' based on the work of Charles Landry, John Howkins and Richard Florida; and the 'open knowledge economy' based on the work of Yochai Benkler and others. Arguably, these three forms and discourses represent three recent related but different conceptions of the knowledge economy, each with clear significance and imp…Read more
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    The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of hospitals, refugee camps and cities. Wendy Orent, How Plagues Really Work,
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    With an up-to-date synopsis, review, and critique of his writings, this book demonstrates Derrida's almost singular power to reconceptualize and reimagine the ...
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    Derrida, Pedagogy and the Calculation of the Subject
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 35 (3): 313-332. 2003.
    No abstract available.
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    Editorial: Heidegger, Phenomenology, Education
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 41 (1): 1-6. 2009.
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    Socrates and Confucius: The cultural foundations and ethics of learning
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (5): 423-427. 2015.