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The Seven Best Books on the Philosophy of Education

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From beginner-friendly introductions to classic books on the philosophy of education, this page features books to suit any learning style. It’s important to note that there is no single best book on the philosophy of education. The best book for you will depend heavily on your preferred learning style and the amount of time/energy you’re willing to spend reading. For example, if you tend to find classic works of philosophy difficult to understand, you might want to start with a short, beginner-friendly introduction. If you prefer more depth, you can …

Can Virtue Be Taught? – a short reading from Plato’s Meno

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“Once more, I suspect, friend Anytus, that virtue is not a thing which can be taught?” Introduction This week’s reading is about whether virtue can be taught. Now you may have noticed that there are some good people, or as Socrates would say, virtuous people, and there are some not so good people, or as I would say, arseholes. So we might ask: how did the good or virtuous people become virtuous? One possibility was that they were born that way; they’re just naturally good. Another possibility is that they …