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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 95.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 120.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 100.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
This collection of essays by philosophers and educationalists of international reputation, all published here for the first time, celebrates Paul Hirst's professional career. The introductory essay by Robin Barrow and Patricia White outlines Paul Hirst's career and maps the shifts in his thought about education, showing how his views on teacher education,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Published in the year 1988, An Introduction to Philosophy of Education is a valuable contribution to the field of Education. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95
This introductory text, now in its fourth edition, is a classic in its field. It shows, first and foremost, the importance of philosophy in educational debate and as a background to any practical activity such as teaching. What is involved in the idea of educating a person or the idea of educational success? What are the criteria for establishing... more...