Tag Archives: relativism

Rorty, Trust and Education

Rorty in Barcelona

Richard Rorty, in the papers presented in Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth (1991), set out some objections to the dominant Anglo-American philosophical focus on objectivity, transcendence and truth, and the supposed alternatives, relativism and scepticism. He lauded a general Franco-German trend away from a realist position but saw as problematic some after-effects of embracing Marxism by […]

Bruce Haynes

Bruce Haynes, FPESA, FPE, is retired after 34 years in teacher education and 50 years of PESA membership. He is founding member, a past president and fellow of PESA, and been always been active member. PESA honours him and Felicity by holding a named lecture at conference. His 2009 papers, in the Educational Philosophy and Theory special issue, Celebration of PESA 40 years, include Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia: The official record, and PESA and I: A long engagement, tell us a lot more about his contribution to PESA.