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  • Plato, Utilitarianism and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 3)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Three lines of argument are central to this book: that Plato's views as expounded in the Republic indicate that he was a utilitarian; that utilitarianism is the only acceptable ethical theory; that these conclusions have significant repercussions for education. Throughout the book the exposition of utilitarianism and the interpretation of the Republic... more...

  • Radical Education (RLE Edu K)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This volume is a comprehensive critique of the radical tradition in educational theory. It traces the development of the key ideas in radical literature from Rousseau to the present day. Two opening chapters set Rousseau?s educational views and arguments in their political perspective, and subject them to an extended critical treatment. Subsequent... more...

  • Plato and Education (RLE Edu K)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This introduction to Plato?s philosophical and educational thought examines Plato?s views and relates them to issues and questions that occupy philosophers of education. Robin Barrow stresses the relevance of Plato today, while introducing the student both to Plato?s philosophy and to contemporary educational debate. In the first part of the... more...

  • Happiness (RLE Edu K)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    The first part of the book reviews empirical work relating to happiness (including attitudinal studies), claims made in an educational context and postwar philosophical treatment of the concept. There is a useful account of Aristotle?s pioneering work and a stimulating summary of some of the main themes to be found in the literature concerning happiness.... more...

  • Common Sense and the Curriculumby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    This book addresses the question ?What should be taught in schools and why??. The book begins by stressing the way in which such a question should be approached and goes on to offer a comprehensive and stringent critique of a variety of principles for the selection of curriculum content, with particularly important sections on deschooling and the... more...

  • Moral Philosophy for Education (RLE Edu K)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Teachers and students are frequently confused as to the relevance of abstract philosophical theorising to the reality of the classroom and this book is distinctive for the attention it devotes to philosophy and its potential contribution to practical matters, and education in particular. The author is critical of many current views of the philosophy... more...

  • An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Educationby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    This textbook draws on most of the major theoretical positions but eschews the traditional, historical approach and the use of names and schools of thought as organizing devices, and instead focuses on the ideas themselves. In doing so, it exposes a number of common confusions and misunderstandings about morality, and presents a strong argument for... more...

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION, 4th editionby Ronald Woods; Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 44.95

    Published in the year 1988, An Introduction to Philosophy of Education is a valuable contribution to the field of Education. more...

  • Beyond Liberal Educationby Robin Barrow; Patricia White

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    Philosophers and educationalists of international repute celebrate the professional career of Paul Hirst, covering themes ranging from the nature of good teaching to Wittgensteinian aesthetics. more...

  • An Introduction to Philosophy of Educationby Ronald Woods; Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 50.95

    In this edition, the authors draw on the latest research in genetics to argue that education is uniquely human and is essentially what develops us as humans. Resisting modern tendencies to equate knowledge with opinion, and value judgements with taste, this book leads the reader into the business of philosophising and champions the cause of reason... more...