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  • 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 book... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Happiness (RLE Edu K)by Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Philosophy of Schoolingby Robin Barrow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    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...