Philosophy of Education

Philosophy 360

Through close study of writers such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Rousseau, Freud, Dewey, and C.S. Lewis, students learn to identify the conceptions of human nature and the good life that inform educational practice while examining the relationship between education and establishment of the just regime. During this investigation of the philosophical dimensions of educational theory and the educational dimensions of political theory, the course explores such vital questions as the nature of justification, the role of character education in addressing the problem of preservation, and the adequacy of a naturalistic conception of man and the universe.