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  1. Injustice, Inequality and Ethics

    A Philisophical Introduction to Moral Problems

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    To Be Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Philosophy of Schooling

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    To Be Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Utilitarianism

    A Contemporary Statement

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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....

    To Be Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Language, Intelligence, and Thought

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    To Be Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Giving Teaching Back to Teachers

    A Critical Introduction to Curriculum Theory

    By Robin Barrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    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...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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