- Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy
- The Epistemic Aims of Education
- Moral and Political Aims of Education
- Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal Education
- Thinking, Reasoning, and Education
- Why Fallibility Has Not Mattered and How It Could
- Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited
- The Development of Rationality
- Philosophy and Developmental Psychology: Outgrowing the Deficit Conception of Childhood
- Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method
- Educating the Practical Imagination: A Prolegomena
- Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education
- Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character
- The Persistence of Moral Skepticism and the Limits of Moral Education
- Values Education
- Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge
- Education, Democracy, and Capitalism
- Art and Education
- Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality toward the Good
- Constructivisms, Scientific Methods, and Reflective Judgment in Science Education
- Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field
- Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength
- Mapping Multicultural Education
- Educational Authority and the Interests of Children
- Pragmatist Philosophy of Education
- Feminist Philosophy and Education
- Postmodernism and Education
Abstract and Keywords
This article offers a metaphysical account of value as part of a general approach to values education. Value endorsements and their transmission are unavoidable in educational settings, as they are everywhere. The question, then, is not whether to teach values but which values to teach, in what contexts and how to teach them effectively. This article discusses the contestedness of value endorsements, the place for noncognitive value endorsements in education and the role of inculcating beliefs in education. The article also describes the rationalist and empiricist response problem of intrinsic motivation.
Graham Oddie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has written widely on issues in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and the theory of value. His publications include Likeness to Truth (1986) and Value, Reality and Desire (2005).
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