Jean Piaget was one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century. His influence on developmental psychology, education and epistemology has been enormous. This text undertakes a reconstruction of the contexts and intellectual development of Piaget's numerous texts in the wide-ranging fields of biology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, child psychology, social psychology, theology, logic, epistemology and education.
Richard Kohler reconstructs the often overlooked theological basis of Piaget's theories and analyses the influence this had upon the various areas of his research and reflections, particularly in relation to education.
Richard Kohler worked as a secondary school teacher in the UK. After studying educational science, sociology and philosophy at Zurich University, he wrote his PhD thesis on Piaget. He worked as a lecturer at various Universities of Teacher Education, Switzerland, and currently teaches at the Thurgau University of Teacher Education in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland.
Series Editor's Preface Foreword Introduction Part I: Intellectual Biography 1. Piaget's Background 2. Piaget's Career as a Naturalist 3. Perturbations of Puberty 4. The Reconstruction of Identity Part II: Critical Exposition of Piaget's Work 5. Early Psychological Work 6. Theological Foundations 7. The Social-psychological Work 8. The Pedagogic Work 9. The Biological Work 10. The Main Psychological Work 11. The Epistemological Work 12. Neither Retirement nor Resignation Part III: The Reception and Influence Piaget's Work 13. The Reception 14. The Influence Part IV: The Relevance of Piaget's Work Today 15. The Relevance of Piaget's Work Today Bibliography Name Index Subject Index