Social Sciences

Philosophy of Education

Education 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 politics. During this exploration of the philosophical dimensions of educational theory and the educational dimensions of political theory, the course addresses 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.