1st Edition

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

By D. J. O'Connor Copyright 1957

    Education, like every other important branch of knowledge, has its underlying philosophical problems. It is these problems and the attempts to solve them which together make up the philosophy of education. This book, first published in 1957, provides a simple explanation and illustration of what philosophy can (and cannot) do for educational thinking. This title will be of interest to students of the philosophy of education.

    Preface;  1. Philosophy and Education  2. The Nature of Philosophy  3. The Justification of Value Judgements  4. Theories and Explanations  5. What is an Educational Theory?  6. Some Questions of Morals and Religion;  Bibliographical Notes;  Bibliography;  Index


    D. J. O'Connor