Liana A. Tukhvatulina
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
On William Whewell’s philosophy of education
Abstract. This is an introduction to the Russian translation of the first chapter from William Whewell’s “On the Principles of English University Educa-tion”. The author makes a short review of the situation in Cambridge university at the beginning of the XIX century. She pays special attention to the development of mathematics in Cambridge. The author reconstructs the key ideas about the university education and teaching provided by Whewell. She claims that Whewell’s philosophy of education makes a contribution to a proper understanding of the ways for modernization of Russian education. She argues that the “practical” way of teaching, which was de-fended by Whewell, could be implemented through integration of STS program in Russian universities.
Keywords: Whewell, education, Cambridge, reform, philosophy of science, modernization
This research is supported by the Russian Foundation of Basic Re-search, research project no. 17–03-00812 “The Rise of Philosophy of Science. William Whewell, His Communication Circle and the Effects for the 20th Century”.
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