This volume critically and constructively discusses philosophical questions which have particular bearing on the formulation of educational aims. The book is divided into three major parts: the first deals with the nature of education, and discusses the various general aims, such as 'mental health', 'socialization' and 'creativity' which have been thought to characterize it; the second section is concerned with the nature of reason and its relationship to feeling, will and action; finally the development of different aspects of reason in an educational context is considered.
1. Education and the Educated Man R. S. Peters 2. Education: The Engagement and its Frustration M. Oakeshott 3. 'Needs' in Education R. F. Dearden 4. Education as a Process of Growth R. F. Dearden 5. 'Mental Health' as an Aim of Education J. Wilson 6. Happiness and Education R. F. Dearden 7. Socialization and Education P. A. White 8. Creativity and Education: A Philosophical Analysis J. P. White 9. The Concept of Reason D. Pole 10. A Rational Animal G. Ryle 11. Reasonableness M. Black 12. Reason and Passion R. S. Peters 13. On belief A. Phillips Griffiths 14. Objectivity D. W. Hamlyn 15. The Correspondence Theory of Truth D. W. Hamlyn 16. The Foundations of Knowledge A Quinton 17. Practical Reason R Edgley 18. Reason and Desire J. D. Mabbott 19. Reasons and Causes A.Phillips Griffiths 20. Belief and will H. H. Price 21. Emotion G. Pitcher 22. Liberal Education and the Nature of Knowledge P. H .Hirst 23. On Teaching to be Critical J. Passmore 24. Can Virtue be Taught? G. Ryle 25. Autonomy and Education R. F. Dearden 26. The Education of the Emotions R. S. Peters 27. The Arts and the Education of Feeling and Emotion R. W. Hepburn 28. Education and Human Development R. S. Peters