Philosophy of Education:
Definition: Inquiry into the meaning of educational concepts and the logical
coherence of educational arguments.
E.g., Creativity, need, knowledge, education.
The interests of students should determine what is studied.
Theory of forms/ideas
If two beds are indeed both beds, they must have something in common.
-Partake of/instantiate the Form of bedness.
E.g., facilitating sleep.
E.g., weight, siz
What constitutes being well-educated?
What does an educated person know?
How does an educated person behave?
What feelings does an educated person have?
Necessary and Contingent Truth.
-Happy people are healthy. (Contingent.)
-Happy people are content wit
Ideas and Precision of Language
-Abstract vs. Concrete
-General vs. Particular
-Ideal vs. Actual
What we should be doing not what we are doing.
Need for Clarity and Precision of Language
-Rules of grammar are conventions, but they need to be unders
Key question for analytic philosophers: What are the criteria that
define a concept?
-A set of necessary and sufficient conditions.
Essentially contested concepts.(W.B.Gallie,1912-98)
-Is there a correct answer to what is happiness?
-There is a limited nu
PHIL 241 01 PRACTICE FINAL EXAM 3 hours Answer all of the questions ON THE EXAM PAPER. (on the real exam, you will have more room)
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Phil 241 Q3, July 2006
Assignment 1 due beginning of class Wednesday July 5th 1. For each of the following, circle T if the sentence is true or F if the sentence is false. T T T T T F F F F F a. Every argument whose conclusion is logically true is valid.
PHIL 241 01 PRACTICE MID-TERM TEST 1. Define the following terms: (2 marks each) a) logical consistency b) logical truth c) deductive validity 2. Symbolize the following sentences in SL (use the abbreviations given) (2 marks each) A: Alan wants to go to d
PHlL 241 01 PRACTICE MID-TERM TEST
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