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Volume 70 - 2014


Ambitious Philosophy of Education: Non-ideal Theory, Justice, and Policy - Michele S. Mosesxi

Presidential Essay

The Dominant Conception of Educational Equality: Ideal and IdeologyKenneth R. Howe

Response: Education, Justice, Ideal Theory, and Non-ideal Theory - Harry Brighouse

Response: How Dear the Gift of Laughter - Amy B. Shuffelton

Distinguished Invited Essay

Designing Realistic Educational Utopias Using (Mainly) Non-ideal TheoryAlison M. Jaggar 

Response: It’s (Still) All in Our Heads: Non-ideal Theory as Grounded Reflective Equilibrium - Meira Levinson

Featured Essays

Playing the Hand We’ve Been Dealt: On Constitutive Luck and Moral EducationAnn Chinnery

Response: Beyond the Limits of Control: On Education, Moral Luck, and Responsibility - Tal Gilead

An Argument for Ecosophy: An Attention to Things and Place in Online Educational Spaces - Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer

Response: Connection and Difference - Jessica Hochman

The Imperatives of Feeling: Alain Locke’s Critical Pragmatism and Commitments to Antiracist Education - Peter J. Nelsen

Response: Emotions and Coloniality: Doing Commitments as Decolonial Resistance - Troy A. Richardson


May I Have Your Divided Attention: On the Emancipatory Potential of Educational Heterotopia and HeterochronyClaudia W. Ruitenberg

Response: Life After Utopia - Frank Margonis

The Show of Childhood: Agamben and Cavell on Education and Transformation - Joris Vlieghe, Stefan Ramaekers

Response: Criticism and Praise in the Terms of the Arcade - Paul Standish

Knowledge and the Space of Reasons: The Ideas of John McDowell and Paul Hirst - Geoffrey Hinchliffe

Response: Cultivating Second Nature: An Emerging Philosophy of Education - Michael G. Gunzenhauser

Trust, Play, and Intersubjectivity -Mary Jo Hinsdale

Response: Intersubjectivity Revisited - Denise Egéa

Learning from Anger as an Outlaw Emotion: Moving Beyond the Limits of What One Can Hear - Barbara Applebaum

Response: Being Heard but Not Listened To - Sally J. Sayles-Hannon

Overcoming Neuroscience’s Lingering Dualism in Cognition and Learning via Emotion: Freedom, Phenomenology, and Affective Neuroscience - Clarence W. Joldersma

Response: Are Emotions Cognition-Free Freedom-Makers? - Daniel Fisherman

Does the Theory of Recollection Preclude Learning? A New Dimension to Platonic Nativism - Gabriel Keehn

Response: From the Theory of Recollection to the Theory of Encountering: Bring Teaching and Learning Back to Education - Guoping Zhao

Problem Solving as Theorizing: A New Model for School Mathematics - Holly Brewster

Response: Problem Solving in School Math: Mathematicians’ Work, Rigor, and Social Justice - Kurt Stemhagen

Personal Autonomy for the Survival of Community in Pluralist Liberal Democracies - James Bigari

Response: An Alternative Approach to Justifying Education for Autonomy - Jarrod Hanson

Teacher Layoffs in the Worst of Times: A Non-ideal Theory of Least-Unjust Teacher Firings in L.A. Unified School District - Victoria Theisen-Homer, Meira Levinson

Response: Non-ideal Teacher Layoffs in an Unjust World - Trent Davis

Reconsidering School Choice and Equal Educational Opportunity - Kristen Davidson

Response: Dialogue When We Have No Reason to Listen: School Choice and Equal Educational Opportunity - Sigal Ben-Porath

Dramatic Openings: A Role for Make-Believe in Open-Mindedness - Susan Verducci

Response: Risks of Performance as a Method for Opening Minds in Social Justice Education - Jennifer Logue

Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Racial Justice: Reflections from a Diverse, Non-elite University - Lawrence Blum

Response: Affirmative Action and Diversity: Complex and More Necessary Than Ever - Lauren P. Saenz


Non-ideal Autonomy: Dewey and Reframing Educational Authority - Terri S. Wilson, Matthew Ryg

Response: Implications of Deweyan Non-ideal Autonomy on Education Practice and Policy - Sarah M. Stitzlein

Exposing and Deposing the Nexus: School Shootings and the Sovereign Exception - Harvey Shapiro


Response: Prisoners of Gun Power - Zelia Gregoriou

Moral Formation as a Pedagogy of Welcome - John F. Covaleskie

Response: Political Liberalism and Moral Education - Matt Ferkany

Critical Thinking and Resilience: Some Possibilities of American Thought - Naoko Saito

Response: The Morning After: Resilience and a Little Anger - Alexander M. Sidorkin

Educational Justice and the Development of Autonomy and Intellectual Virtues - Rebecca M. Taylor

Response: Thought, Action, and Moral Virtue: Who Needs Open-Mindedness? - Matthew J. Hayden


On Ambiguity - Huey-li Li

Response: Ambiguity and Liberalism Reconsidered - James M. Giarelli

Parables for a Critical Race Theory of Morality - Katrina Dillon

Response: Critical Race Theory and Morality: New Looks at Original Sins - Darrell D. Jackson

Philosophical Critiques of Qualitative Research Methodology in Education: A Synthesis of Analytic-Pragmatist and Feminist-Poststructuralist Perspectives - Daniel C. Narey

Response: Improving the Standard Approaches to Qualitative Education Research - Robert E. Floden

The Wisdom of Clichés: Liberal Learning and the Burden of Originality - Kevin Gary

Response: Clichés of Infinite Jest - Dini Metro-Roland

The Moral Foundations of Objections to School Closure - Jacob Fay

Response: School Closure and Justice - Francis Schrag

Non-idealizing the Theory of Autonomy: Theodor W. Adorno’s Psychological and Political Critique of Immanuel Kant - Katariina Holma, Hanna-Maija Huhtala

Response: Education Beyond Hegemony? - Kevin Murray

Teaching as and for Activism: Challenges and Possibilities - Kathy Hytten

Response: Clarifying a Conundrum in Activist Teaching - Deborah Kerdeman

Of Care, Commerce, and Classrooms: Why Care in Education May Best Be Achieved through Markets. - Kevin Currie-Knight

Response: Viewing Caring Relations in Schools through a Macro Lens - Carrie Nolan

Altruism, Non-relational Care, and Global Citizenship Education - Liz Jackson

Response: Deeper Than Emotion and Reason: Moral Motivation and Education for Global Citizenship - David E. Meens

Does State Secularism Require Teachers to Abstain from Wearing Religious Symbols at School? -Bruce Maxwell, Kevin McDonough, David I. Waddington

Response: Justifying Limits on Teachers’ Freedom of Expression - Josh Corngold

Rethinking Education: Heidegger’s Philosophy in the Service of Education - Doron Yosef-Hassidim

Response: Death, Rust Cohle, and Education - Kip Kline

Returning to Rawls: Race, Education, and Rectified Ideals - Winston C. Thompson

Response: Extending Rawls to Address Questions about Education and Race - M. Victoria Costa

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