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On Education

reviewed by Randall Curren - October 16, 2006

coverTitle: On Education
Author(s): Harry Brighouse
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415327903, Pages: 143, Year: 2005
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It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Harry Brighouse’s splendid little book, On Education. Written for Routledge’s Thinking in Action series, it admirably fulfills the publisher’s promise to provide a brief and accessible work on a topic of wide public interest, written by an author of international stature. It presupposes no familiarity with philosophy and is intended for anyone interested in big questions about education—questions about the fundamental purposes of schooling and how those bear on controversial matters of educational policy. Brighouse is a master of this terrain, having explored it in rigorous detail in an impressive body of previous works, and this latest venture is a guided tour sure to provide even his most experienced fellow travelers with a keener sense of the landscape. The philosophy is sure-footed but unobtrusive, the engagement with important educational matters is refreshingly direct and perceptive, and the writing is remarkably clear, unpretentious,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 16, 2006
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  • Randall Curren
    University of Rochester
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    RANDALL CURREN is Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Professor of Education at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education (2000) and other works in the philosophy of education, ethics, political and legal philosophy, and ancient Greek philosophy. He is the editor of the Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Education (2003: 2006; 2007 Chinese Edition) and Philosophy of Education: An Anthology (2006), and co-editor of the journal Theory and Research in Education. His current projects include a monograph, Philosophy of Education, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield, and a volume of studies in the ethics of education.
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