In David Bakhurst (ed.), Ethics and Epistemology of Education. Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming)

J. Adam Carter
University of Glasgow
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 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 ‘hinge’ epistemology as developed in his posthumous On Certainty.
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