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  • Giving Teaching Back to Teachersby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1984, aims to bring together the interests of the theory and practice of the education system and, within the former, relate the approaches and claims of the constituent disciplines to each other. Throughout the book, while arguing for the importance of facing up to the logical links between theory and practice, the author... more...

  • Injustice, Inequality and Ethicsby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Abortion, distribution of wealth, civil disobedience, reverse discrimination, sex-role stereotyping, censorship ? what does philosophy have to contribute to these practical moral issues? In this important book, first published in 1982, Robin Barrow argues convincingly that the capacity to make fine conceptual discriminations is crucial to an informed... more...

  • The Philosophy of Schoolingby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1981, provides a penetrating and lucid introduction to the philosophy of education. The emphasis on schooling rather than education draws attention to the broad spectrum of the book: recognising that schools generally do more than educate, Dr. Barrow specifically addresses himself to the larger question of what schools... more...

  • Utilitarianismby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this book, first published in 1991, the author Dr Robin Barrow adopts the view that utilitarianism is the most coherent and persuasive ethical theory we have and argues in favour of a specific form of rule-utilitarianism. This book will be of interest to students of philosophy. more...

  • Language, Intelligence, and Thoughtby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this text, first published in 1993, Barrow decisively rejects the traditional assumption that intelligence has no educational significance and contends instead that intelligence is developed by the enlargement of understanding. Arguing that much educational research is driven by a concept of intelligence that has no obvious educational relevance,... more...

  • Understanding Skillsby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    It is widely agreed that education should involve the development of understanding, critical thinking, imagination, and emotions. However, this book, first published in 1990, argues that our views to these key concepts are confused and inaccurate, and therefore what we do in schools is generally inappropriate to our ideal. This book will be of interest... more...

  • An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Educationby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 50.95

    This book presents and argues for a moral theory which draws on most of the major theoretical positions to some degree, but it also spells out the limits and boundaries of a moral theory. In doing so, it exposes a number of common confusions and misunderstandings about morality, and presents a strong argument for some indisputable truths in relation... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...