Values, Education and the Human World

Values, Education and the Human World

by John Haldane
     
 

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The essays in this book consist of revised versions of Victor Cook Memorial Lectures delivered in the universities of St. Andrews, London, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Oxford, Glasgow and Leeds.

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The essays in this book consist of revised versions of Victor Cook Memorial Lectures delivered in the universities of St. Andrews, London, Cambridge, Aberdeen, Oxford, Glasgow and Leeds.

Editorial Reviews

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"In this timely collection of essays, John Haldane brings together a range of eminent contributors. Originally presented as the Victor Cook Lectures, the texts comprise a coherent set of challenges to prevailing assumptions regarding values and education. The opening chapters frame the book in a forthright attack on the ‘empiricist orthodoxy’ that, with its disastrous effects on education, permeates the modern world. The chapters that follow take up the cause from one perspective or another, addressing questions of culture and excellence, politics and civil society, religion and pluralism, science and scientism, the aims of education and the nature of good teaching. The book brings these matters to the general educated reader in a lively, clear, and thought-provoking way." Paul Standish, Professor of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield"A multidisciplinary offering of a particular camp with passionately argued cases which should appeal to many with general interests in education, values and moral philosophy." Robert Bowie, New Blackfriars"... the collection is well organised, reasonably focused and highly engaging. Without exception, the essays are well written and thought-provoking ... [the contributors have] managed very effectively the task of being both scholarly and accessible [and] have admirably fulfilled their brief to appeal to the general educated public." Journal of the Philosophy of Education."... a timely and valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about education, values and culture." David Lorimer, Network Review
Paul Standish

"In this timely collection of essays, John Haldane brings together a range of eminent contributors. Originally presented as the Victor Cook Lectures, the texts comprise a coherent set of challenges to prevailing assumptions regarding values and education. The opening chapters frame the book in a forthright attack on the 'empiricist orthodoxy' that, with its disastrous effects on education, permeates the modern world. The chapters that follow take up the cause from one perspective or another, addressing questions of culture and excellence, politics and civil society, religion and pluralism, science and scientism, the aims of education and the nature of good teaching. The book brings these matters to the general educated reader in a lively, clear, and thought-provoking way."

New Blackfriars - Robert Bowie

"A multidisciplinary offering of a particular camp with passionately argued cases which should appeal to many with general interests in education, values and moral philosophy."

Journal of the Philosophy of Education

"...the collection is well organised, reasonably focused and highly engaging. Without exception, the essays are well written and thought-provoking... [the contributors have] managed very effectively the task of being both scholarly and accessible [and] have admirably fulfilled their brief to appeal to the general educated public."

Network Review - David Lorimer

"...a timely and valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about education, values and culture."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845402655
Publisher:
Andrews UK
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
St Andrews Studies in Philosophy and Public Affairs
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
961 KB

Meet the Author

John Haldane is Professor of Philosophy, Head of the School of Philosophical and Anthropological Studies at the University of St. Andrews, and Fellow of the royal Society of Arts. He is an editor of the International Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Routledge).

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