Plato, Utilitarianism and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 3)

Plato, Utilitarianism and Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 3)

By (author) 
Free delivery worldwide Expected delivery to the United States in 14-17 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.
Order now for expected delivery to the United States by Christmas Order now for expected delivery to the United States by Christmas

Description

Three lines of argument are central to this book: that Plato's views as expounded in the Republic indicate that he was a utilitarian; that utilitarianism is the only acceptable ethical theory; that these conclusions have significant repercussions for education. Throughout the book the exposition of utilitarianism and the interpretation of the Republic are closely linked. The author assesses the nature of recent Platonic criticism and provides a critical summary of the Republic. He expounds and defends utilitarianismn and examines in greater depth the consequences for education of accepting a utilitarian position, showing how, for example, from this standpoint such key terms in educational debate as 'autonomy' and 'self-development' must be reassessed as educational objectives.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15mm | 410g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415650887
  • 9780415650885

Table of contents

 


 


 


  





 


 


 
show more