R. S. Peters has not only been the major philosopher of education in Britain during second half of the twentieth century, but by common consent, he has transformed the subject and brought it into the mainstream of contemporary philosophy. The ten essays in this book attest to his influence whether by critical examination of his ideas or by original treatment of topics in which has has inspired a new interest.
Table of Contents
1. Richard Peters' Contribution to the Philosophy of Education P. H. Hirst 2. Richard Peters: A Philosopher in the Older Style R. K. Elliott 3. Education, Training and the Preparation of Teachers R. F. Dearden 4. Education and Rationality Anthony O'Hear 5. Personal Authenticity and Public Standards Michael Bonnett 6.Prudence and Respect for Persons: Peters and Kant Alan Montefiore 7. Education, Liberalism and Human Good John and Patricia White 8. The Education of the Emotions Mary Warnock 9. Motivation D. W. Hamlyn 10. Human Nature and Potential Israel Scheffler
David E Cooper is Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus) at Durham University, having previously taught at the universities of Oxford, Miami and London. He has been a Visiting Professor in the USA, Canada, Germany, Malta, South Africa and Sri Lanka and the Chair of several learned societies, including The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.