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  1. Beyond Liberal Education

    Essays in Honour of Paul H Hirst

    Edited by Robin Barrow, Patricia White

    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...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Common Sense and the Curriculum

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    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...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Moral Philosophy for Education (RLE Edu K)

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    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...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Radical Education (RLE Edu K)

    A Critique of Freeschooling and Deschooling

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    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...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Happiness (RLE Edu K)

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    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...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Plato and Education (RLE Edu K)

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Education

    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...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Plato, Utilitarianism and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 3)

    By Robin Barrow

    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...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education

    By Robin Barrow

    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...

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  9. An Introduction to Philosophy of Education

    4th Edition

    By Ronald Woods, Robin Barrow

    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...

    Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge

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