Plato Utilitarianism And Education International Library Of The Philosophy Of Education Volume 3

Author: Robin Barrow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135171440
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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 are closely linked. The author assesses the nature of recent Platonic criticism and provides a critical summary of the Republic. He expounds and defends utilitarianismn and examines in greater depth the consequences for education of accepting a utilitarian position, showing how, for example, from this standpoint such key terms in educational debate as 'autonomy' and 'self-development' must be reassessed as educational objectives.

Preface To The Philosophy Of Education International Library Of The Philosophy Of Education Volume 24

Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135169985
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The author believes that most 'philosophy of education' until now has been little more than the promotion of particular ideologies, and that progress can be made only by a more analytical approach. He therefore outlines the nature of 'philosophy of education' and defines some of its major problems by examining key notions such as the value of education, the nature and implications of learning and what should be learned.

Philosophy Of Education International Library Of The Philosophy Of Education Volume 14

Author: Terence W. Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135170681
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This volume provides an introduction to the philosophy of education, which will enable students meeting the subject for the first time to find their way among the many specialized volumes. It deals in a non-technical way with the more important issues raised in a philosophical approach to education, and gives a clear idea of the scope of the subject.