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Dewey, Russell, Whitehead

Dewey, Russell, Whitehead

Philosophers as Educators

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Brian Patrick Hendley


Paperback (Other formats: E-book)
200 pages, 6.125 x 9.25, 3 illustrations


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In Philosophers as Educators Brian Patrick Hendley argues that philosophers of edu­cation should reject their preoccupation with defining terms and analyzing concepts and embrace the philosophical task of con­structing general theories of education.  Hendley discusses in detail the educational philosophies of John Dewey, Bertrand Rus­sell, and Alfred North Whitehead. He sees in these men excellent role models that contem­porary philosophers might well follow. Hendley believes that, like these men­tors, philosophers should take a more ac­tive, practical role in education. Dewey and Russell ran their own schools, and Whitehead served as a university admin­istrator and as a member of many com­mittees created to study education.


Brian Patrick Hendley is a professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo.