Cognitive goods, open futures and the epistemology of education

Carter, J. A. (2018) Cognitive goods, open futures and the epistemology of education. In: Bakhurst, D. (ed.) Ethics and Epistemology of Education. Series: Journal of Philosophy of Education Book Series. Wiley-Blackwell. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

What cognitive goods do children plausibly have a right to in an education? In attempting to answer this question, I begin with a puzzle centred around Feinberg’s (2007) observation that a denial of certain cognitive goods can violate a child’s right to an open future. I show that propositionalist, dispositionalist and objectualist characterisations of the kinds of cognitive goods children have a right to run in to problems. A promising alternative is then proposed and defended, one that is inspired in the main by Wittgenstein’s (1969) ‘hinge’ epistemology as developed in his posthumous On Certainty.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Accepted for Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carter, Dr Joseph
Authors: Carter, J. A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell

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