Tag: Philosophy and Education,


Spinoza as a Philosopher of Education

In at least two senses, it might be risky to put ‘Spinozism’ and ‘education’ together in the title for a paper. First, it is risky because, as any philosopher of education might quickly agree, education is something we believe that we should keep away from any kind of “ism”. Second, it is also risky because


How Can the Pursuit of Equal Opportunity Be Reasonable in Education?: A Perspective from the Rawlsian Theory of Justice

The question of whether equality, or equal opportunity, is an appropriate goal in education has been hotly contested in the philosophical context. Some have strongly argued that the pursuit of equality, or equal opportunity, necessarily results in significant wasteful spending, or creates undesirable claims, such as ‘leveling down’ or the disregard of ‘family values.’ I,