This first volume focuses on a collection of texts from the latter twenty years of Educational Philosophy and Theory, selected for their critical status as turning points or important awakenings in post-structural theory. In the last twenty years, the applications of the postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives have become less mono-focused, less narrowly concerned with technical questions and also less interested in epistemology, and more interested in ethics.

This book covers questions of genealogy, ontology, the body and the institution, giving examples of theoretical applications of post-structural theory that testify to the generative and endlessly applicable potential of this work to different fields and avenues of thought. While informed by Foucault’s thinking of the political subjugation of docile bodies to individuals as self-determining beings, the chapters in this book culminate in amalgamations of different schools of educational philosophy, which explore poststructuralist approaches to education.

Beyond the Philosophy of the Subject will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.

chapter Chapter 1|22 pages

Beyond the Philosophy of the Subject

Liberalism, Education and the Critique of Individualism
ByMichael A. Peters, James Marshall

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Peters and Marshall on the Philosophy of the Subject

ByJim Mackenzie

chapter Chapter 3|13 pages

After the Subject

A Response to Mackenzie
ByMichael A. Peters, James Marshall

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

Michel Foucault

Problematising the Individual and Constituting ‘the' Self 1
ByJames D. Marshall

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Governmental, Political and Pedagogic Subjectivation

Foucault with Rancière
ByMaarten Simons, Jan Masschelein

chapter Chapter 6|23 pages

Derrida, Pedagogy and the Calculation of the Subject

ByMichael A. Peters

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

The ‘End' of Kant-in-Himself

Nietzschean Difference
ByPeter Fitzsimons

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

Disciplining the Profession

Subjects Subject to Procedure
ByPaul Standish

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

Learner, Student, Speaker

Why It Matters How We Call Those We Teach 1
ByGert Biesta

chapter Chapter 10|12 pages

Promoting a Just Education

Dilemmas of Rights, Freedom and Justice
BySharon Todd

chapter Chapter 11|17 pages

Social Education and Mental Hygiene

Foucault, Disciplinary Technologies and the Moral Constitution of Youth
ByTina Besley