Open-mindedness, Critical Thinking, and Indoctrination: Homage to William Hare

Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society 18 (1):26-34 (2009)
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William Hare has made fundamental contributions to philosophy of education. Among the most important of these contributions is his hugely important work on open-mindedness. In this paper I explore the several relationships that exist between Hare’s favored educational ideal (open-mindedness) and my own (critical thinking). I argue that while both are of central importance, it is the latter that is the more fundamental of the two.



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