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Montgomery, Tommie Sue – 1975
Authority relationships in American classrooms are mirror images of authority relationships in the larger society. These patterns originally developed out of the Western liberal tradition where parental authority and authority of counsel (or wisdom) evolved into authority by force and bureaucracy. In either case the result was politically and…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Classroom Environment, Educational Development, Educational History
Schulz, Muriel – 1978
Philosophical works and sociological writings from the seventeenth through the twentieth century are analyzed in this paper to learn the degree to which their use of generics (linguistic terms such as "mankind" that are used to refer to all humans) can be said to have actual reference to all adults without consideration of sex. The paper notes…
Descriptors: Females, Language Research, Language Usage, Males
Nettleship, Lois – 1982
The purpose of this module for college students is to describe the economic, social, intellectual, and political changes which took place during the Enlightenment period and to show the interrelationship between these changes and concepts behind due process of law. This resource contains an introduction to the module; a list of objectives for the…
Descriptors: Church Role, Due Process, European History, Higher Education
Stevens, Richard G. – Teaching Political Science, 1984
The meaning and understanding of conscience in political thought are examined. The problem of distinguishing apparent and real conscience and private and public judgment is illustrated by contrasting the acts of conscience of Socrates and Thomas More with the rejection of private judgment against the state in Hobbes and Locke. (RM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Laws, Moral Values, Politics
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West, Thomas – Texas Education Review, 2000
Refutes the claims of Allan Bloom that the source of the problem with today's universities is modern philosophy, that the writings and ideas of Hobbes and Locke planted the seeds of relativism in American culture, and that the cure is Great Books education. Suggests instead that America's founding principles are the only solution to the failure of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Skopec, Eric Wm. – 1982
Eighteenth century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid's emphasis on first principles of knowledge is fundamental to his ethics of rhetoric. Reid found the reduction of mental activities to material phenomena by Hobbes and others to be particularly odious and destructive of common sense. Turning to the analysis of human nature, he developed a radical…
Descriptors: Ethics, Models, Moral Values, Philosophy
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