Branches of Philosophy in Education
The intellectual development of humanity has been an on going process, among diverse peoples of the world, from the ancient time to the present day. The products of the diverse intellectual exercises have continued to influence the contents of education. Thus, education has continued to improve over the years, thereby improving, to significant levels, the lives of the responsive humanity. Why is this possible? Of course, when one studies the branches of philosophy one is able to appreciate why this is possible. It is realized that over the years, different philosophers have reexamined their people's beliefs, questioned their ideas, and reflected on practices and actions. These critical activities have yielded theories, which continue to be modified over the years, influencing human life at each stage. Why do they influence human life? They do so because they are incorporated into the contents of education, which consequently influences change in the behavior and perception of those committed to education. This book attempts to review the theories expressed in the branches of philosophy by relating them tot he African conditions of life and education.