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.

chapter 1|15 pages

Philosophy and Education

chapter 2|30 pages

The Nature of Philosophy

chapter 3|26 pages

The Justification of Value Judgments

chapter 4|20 pages

Theories and Explanations

chapter 5|19 pages

What is an Educational Theory?

chapter 6|30 pages

Some Questions of Morals and Religion