By (author) Harry Brighouse
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On Education by Harry Brighouse
Book DescriptionWhat is education for? Should it produce workers or educate future citizens? Is there a place for faith schools - and should patriotism be taught? In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements about what values to adopt; acquiring the skills that will enable them to become economically self-sufficient as adults; being exposed to a range of activities and experiences that will enable them to flourish in their personal lives; and developing a sense of justice. He criticises sharply those who place the interests of the economy before those of children, and assesses the arguments for and against the controversial issues of faith schools and the teaching of patriotism. Clearly argued but provocative, On Education draws on recent examples from Britain and North America as well as famous thinkers on education such as Aristotle and John Locke. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the present state of education and its future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415327909
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harry Brighouse
Aims of Higher Education, Paperback (May 2015)
Looking beyond the arguments over how universities should be financed, how they should be run, and what their contributions to the economy are, the contributors to this book set their sights on higher issues: ones of moral and political value. What are the proper aims of the university? What role do the liberal arts play in fulfilling those aims?
Educational Equality, Paperback (March 2010)
Considers the philosophical debates surrounding equality and education. This title covers issues such as: What is Educational Equality? Why Does Educational Equality Matter? And is Educational Equality Possible? It highlights the critical perspectives that philosophy can bring to bear on education policy and provides a discussion of the issues.
Measuring Justice, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Harry Brighouse
This book examines and evaluates two approaches to social justice, the capabilities approach and the primary goods approach.
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Author Biography - Harry Brighouse
Harry Brighouse is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a well-known authority on the philosophy of education and is a regular columnist in the Times Education Supplement. He is the author of Social Choice and Social Justice.
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