Analyzing Controversy -- meanings, facts and values: distinguishing the conflicts
Authority & Power -- Why Might doesn't make Right.
Authority, Fact&Value -- Interconnections & Dependencies
Can Skinnerism Inform Practice? - Misgivings
Can Virtue Be Taught? - What do you mean by "taught"?
Conceptual or Empirical? -- On what basis do we judge possible truth: definition or research?
Confirmation Theory: radical empiricist version -- exercises
The Conjunctive Fallacy: a fallacy itself?-- Is representativeness irrational?
Cooperation and Coercion -- In schools, these concepts are often conflated "for the good of the children," of course.
Counterexamples, Using -- How to construct them.
Delegitimating Interests: confusing fact and valuation -- essay
Democracy vs. Efficiency --Does communication constrain production?
Doing Violence to "Violence" -- intention, not merely behavior, is crucial.
Educational Theory of X -- analytical framework
Educational Theory of Mortimer Adler Synopsis and references.
Essentialism, Perennialism, ...etc. Are they philosophy? -- How do the ISM's help us understand?
Ethical Issues in Education - practitioner reflections
The Fractalization of Social Enterprise -- unbounded iterations of consensus, authority, and efficiency
Generative Schema. From Question to Thought to Answer -- graphics for organizing your thoughts
Inquiry Blockers -- Stultifying further questioning
Hurt, Harm & Safety -- a confusion that stultifies
Interrogatories for Analysis, Problem Solving, etc. --consistency in questioning.
A Method for Generating Critical & Criterial Questions -- worksheet -- practical philosophical analysis
Permissible School Violence Is There Such?
and Education: what's the connection? -- Is
philosophy just verbiage? Or does it give leverage?
Punishment and Cruelty: - case analysis. These are interestingly independent.
Rationales for Intervention -- If you're going to butt in, know your reasons. Make them good.
Are Rewards Reinforcers? -- On probabilizing behavior.
Reifications -- dehumanizing slogans
School Violence, Punishment and Justice -- a conceptual confusion inflicted on kids.
B.F. Skinner's Philosophy of Material Rationalism. Is this science?
Socializing, Educating and Schooling:- case analysis. One need not involve the others.
Slogans -- Nature and Use (graphics)
Slogans in Education -- semantics and politics in educational philosophy
Sorting Philosophies -- an interrogatory for definition
Survey of Beliefs and Attitudes about Education. self-survey.
Teaching: effective, moral, important? - case analysis. Distinctions often confused.
Teaching Case Analysis to Achieve Philosophical Consensus -- Examples with instructions
"Thinking" Like Computers Do? --Is it possible? Is it good for humans?
Using a Theory -- essential constraints on thinking
Varieties of Explanation & Cause -- definitions, activity
Violence, Imposition, Wrongdoing: - case analysis. They are distinct.
Voluntary Behavior. Can it be conditioned? -- "Controlled" is not "conditioned." Method matters.
What Can Public Schools Teach? -- Is values education possible?
Wisdom, Knowledgeability - case analysis