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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.

When Should a Caveman Trust a Philosopher King?

As a caveman, I have problems with the philosopher king/s. These problems seem unchanged whether the question in the title is thought to be peculiarly masculine or inclusive or whether the gender is changed. Similarly, age, ethnicity and quality of shoe (if any) do not seem particularly germane. Being conscious and of an enquiring mind […]

Full Citation Information:
Haynes, B. (2021). When Should a Caveman Trust a Philosopher King?. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/when-should-a-caveman-trust-a-philosopher-king/

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.

Trust and the autonomous individual

Introduction It is a truth universally acknowledged that the human foetus is dependent on its mother, becomes a more independent individual upon birth and, with maturation and education, may become an autonomous individual with a discrete body and a history separate from that of the mother. Beyond that, universally acknowledged truths become harder to find unless, […]

Full Citation Information:
Haynes, B. (2021). Trust and the autonomous individual. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/trust-and-the-autonomous-individual/

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.

A trust reading list

One consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia has been a resurgence of trust in Australian institutions, a resurgence that has not been so evident in some other societies. Some questions remain. Whether this trust is maintained in general. Whether the Australian university sector suffers long-term funding harm and loss of trust as a result […]

Full Citation Information:
Haynes, B. (2021). A trust reading list. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/a-trust-reading-list-2/

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.