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A very political philosophy of education: science fiction, schooling and social engineering in the life and work of H.G. Wells literary lives, political philosophies, public education

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This article argues that Wells’ science fiction and subsequent political engagements are a continuum expressed by an imperative: that human history is held ‘between education and catastrophe’. The life and work of a politically unfashionable but still popular writer of science fiction are also a masterclass in establishing the critical importance of the interface of literature and political philosophy in education. Drawing from archival work on the International PEN papers at the University o...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/1467-9752.12334

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9381-0103
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Philosophy of Education Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
4
Pages:
762-777
Publication date:
2019-03-28
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1467-9752
ISSN:
0309-8249
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993170
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2019-06-15

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