ABSTRACT

My fi rst real encounter with philosophy of education and with John White was in 1967 when I embarked on a Diploma in Philosophy of Education course at the London Institute of Education. John taught Epistemology and Metaphysics, and I recall that our very fi rst essay question was ‘Are synthetic a priori truths possible?’ People often say that there is no shallow end to philosophy, but there must be an easier entry point than this!