Open-mindedness and the Virtues in Education: a Conference celebrating the work of Professor William Hare
2-4 October, 2008
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A conference of interest primarily to philosophers, educators, and those interested in the examined life.
Professor William Hare, since the publication of his
book, Open-Mindedness in Education in 1979,has been recognized as one of Canada’s pre-eminent philosophers of education. In several books and over 60 articles, Hare has extended our understanding of the concept of open-mindedness and located it at the core of the very idea of education. He has also explored a number of the other “virtues” in education, primarily in his provocative 1993 book, What Makes a Good Teacher? To honour, celebrate, and continue Professor Hare’s contributions to educational studies on the occasion
of his retirement, the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University is organizing a two-day conference aimed at bringing together emerging and veteran scholars whose work can contribute to increasing our understanding of the meaning of education and underscoring the importance of ethical
practice in the profession.
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