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Semiotics as an Educational Foundation (Entry 2013)

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    Prof A Stables
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Project Description

Prof. Andrew Stables focuses on the philosophy and theory of education, with a particular interest in semiotics as philosophy. This has three aspects: (1) semiotics/semiosis as philosophy (work on C.S.Peirce and/or Continental traditions, for instance); (2) human meaning making and the natural world (including the possibility of education for sustainable development), involving work in philosophy of mind, (environmental) ethics and epistemology as they relate to education; (3) the development of human consciousness and understanding (through semiotic understandings of childhood, for example).

Second supervisor is dependent on precise topic of application.

RESEARCH PROPOSAL - You must write your own research proposal on this topic. See our website at for further details.

Funding Notes

Prof. Stables will now consider applications for Entry 2013 from those applicants who are happy to compete for University and Graduate School funding or obtain external funding. Funding is difficult to obtain and highly competitive. You are responsible for researching sources of funding early (in some cases up to 12 months in advance) and applying (in conjunction with your agreed supervisor) for as many as possible. For further details of Graduate School funding competitions see the webpage at


Stables, A., 2010. Making meaning and using natural resources: education and sustainability. Journal Of Philosophy Of Education, 44 (1), pp. 137-151.

Stables, A., 2009. Childhood and the Philosophy of Education: An Anti-Aristotelian Perspective. London: Continuum International Publishing Group.

Hung, R., Stables, A., 2009. Lost in Space? Located in place: Geo-phenomenological exploration and school. Educational Philosophy and Theory

Stables, A., 2009. Environmental Concern and the Transformation of Knowledge Introduction. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 28 (1), pp. 1-2.

Stables, A., 2009. The Unnatural Nature of Nature and Nurture: Questioning the Romantic Heritage. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 28 (1), pp. 3-14.

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