William Hare (philosopher)

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William Francis Hare
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Born (1944-02-07)February 7, 1944
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
Main interests
Philosophy of Education

William Hare (born February 7, 1944, Leicester, UK) is a philosopher whose writings deal primarily with problems in philosophy of education. He attended Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, 1955–62. After receiving his B.A. from the University of London (1965), he gained an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Leicester (1968), and a Ph.D. in educational theory from the University of Toronto (1971). He was Professor of Education and Philosophy at Dalhousie University from 1970–95, and subsequently Professor of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University until his retirement in June 2008. He is now Professor Emeritus. He is known mainly for his work on open-mindedness, and has published several papers dealing with philosophical ideas about education in the work of Bertrand Russell.[1]

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Selected books[edit]

  • Open-mindedness and Education (1979)
  • In Defence of Open-mindedness (1985)
  • What Makes a Good Teacher (1993)

Edited works[edit]

  • Philosophy of Education: Introductory Readings (1988, 1996, 2001)
  • Key Questions For Educators (2005)
  • These two collections are co-edited with John P. Portelli.

Publications[edit]

  • — (2009). "Socratic open-mindedness". Paideusis. 18 (1): 5–16. 
  • — (2009). "What open-mindedness requires". Skeptical Inquirer. 33 (1): 36–39. 
  • — (2007). Cohen, Elliot D, ed. "Why philosophy for educators?". International Journal of Applied Philosophy. 21 (2): 149–59. doi:10.5840/ijap20072122. 
  • — (2007). "Credibility and credulity: Monitoring teachers for trustworthiness". Journal of Philosophy of Education. 41 (2): 207–19. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9752.2007.00557.x. 
  • — (2006). "Why open-mindedness matters". Think. 13 (13): 7–15. doi:10.1017/S1477175600001482. 
  • — (2004). "Assessing one's own open-mindedness". Philosophy Now. 47: 26–28. 
  • — (2003). Cohen, Elliot D, ed. "Is it good to be open-minded?". International Journal of Applied Philosophy. 17 (1): 73–87. doi:10.5840/ijap20031718. 
  • — (2001). "Bertrand Russell and the ideal of critical receptiveness". Skeptical Inquirer. 25 (3): 40–44. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Talaska, Richard A. (1992). Critical Reasoning in Contemporary Culture. SUNY Press. pp. 112–. ISBN 9780791409794. Retrieved 5 August 2012.