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Randall R. Curren
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    Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters.Randall R. Curren - 2017 - Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
    The main focus of this book is the normative or ethical aspects of sustainability, including matters of justice in governance that is important to sustainability. The idea of sustainability is widely perceived as having a normative dimension, often referred to as equity, but the character of this normative dimension is seldom explored. The book aims to fill this gap in the literature of sustainability. It proposes a conceptualization of sustainability that is geared to clarifying its essential ethical structure. It frames (...)
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    Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education.Randall R. Curren - 2000 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Aristotle regarded law and education as the two fundamental and deeply interdependent tools of political art, making the use of education by the statesman a topic of the first importance in his practical philosophy. The present work develops the first comprehensive treatment of this neglected topic, and assesses the importance of Aristotle's defense of public education for current debates about school choice and privatization, and educational equality.
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  3. Aristotle on the Necessity of Public Education.Randall R. Curren, Barbara Koziak, Waller Newell, Nalin Ranasinghe & Patrick J. Deneen - 2000 - Political Theory 30 (3):441-448.
     
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  4. Can Virtue Be Measured?Randall R. Curren & Randall Curren & Ben Kotzee - 2014 - Theory and Research in Education 3 (12):266-283.
    This paper explores some general considerations bearing on the question of whether virtue can be measured. What is moral virtue? What are measurement and evaluation, and what do they presuppose about the nature of what is measured or evaluated? What are the prospective contexts of, and purposes for, measuring or evaluating virtue, and how would these shape the legitimacy, methods, and likely success of measurement and evaluation? We contrast the realist presuppositions of virtue and measurement of virtue with the behavioral (...)
     
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  5. Aristotelian Necessities.Randall R. Curren & Randall Curren - 2013 - The Good Society 2 (22):247-163.
     
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  6. A Neo-Aristotelian Account of Education, Justice, and the Human Good.Randall R. Curren - 2013 - Theory and Research in Education 3 (11):232-250.
     
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    Aristotle's Educational Politics and the Aristotelain Renaissance in Philosophy of Education.Randall R. Curren - 2010 - Oxford Review of Education 5 (36):543-559.
    This paper assesses the historical meaning and contemporary significance of Aristotle’s educational ideas. It begins with a broad characterization of the project of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, which he calls “political science” (hê politikê epistêmê), and the central place of education in his vision of statesmanship. It proceeds through a series of topics fundamental to his educational ideas, culminating in the account of education in Politics VIII. A concluding section appraises the uses to which Aristotelian ideas are currently put (...)
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    Wisdom and the Origins of Moral Knowledge.Randall R. Curren & Randall Curren - 2019 - In Elisa Grimi (ed.), Virtue Ethics: Retrospect and Prospect. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. pp. 67-80.
    Aristotle presents his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics as an ordered pair comprising political science (hê politikê epistêmê), suggesting an axiomatic structure of theorems that are demonstratively deduced from first principles. He holds that this systematic knowledge of ethical and legislative matters provides the ‘universals’ essential to phronesis or practical wisdom, and that its acquisition begins in sound habituation. Aristotle thereby assigns habituation an epistemic role that must be understood in light of his account of the nature of a science. This (...)
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    Education, History of Philosophy Of.Randall R. Curren - 2018 - Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  10. Populism and the Fate of Civic Friendship.Randall R. Curren - 2019 - In James Arthur (ed.), Virtues in the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Civic Friendship and Duty. Abingdon, UK: pp. 92-107.
    Aristotle’s Politics offers both a broad diagnosis of the hazards of contemporary populism and a broad characterization of actionable remedies, and it does so in conjunction with an ideal of political societies as properly partnerships in living well, characterized by voluntary cooperation, mutual advantage, and civic friendship. The task of this paper is to explain the diagnosis, remedies, and ideals more fully and to illustrate their currency and value in contemporary political analysis. It addresses Aristotle’s views on demagogues and civic (...)
     
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  11. Virtue Epistemology and Education.Randall R. Curren - 2019 - In Heather Battaly (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology. New York, NY, USA: pp. 470-482.
    This chapter addresses some basic questions about the cultivation of responsibilist intellectual virtue. What is intellectual virtue? How are specific intellectual virtues defined and how do they contribute to intellectual virtue in general? What are the epistemic goods at which intellectual virtue and virtues aim? What justifies education in epistemic virtue, understood as a state of intellectual character? How should the motivational aspect of epistemic character be understood? How can educators cultivate a devotion to epistemic goods for themselves? How can (...)
     
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    Justice, Instruction, and the Good: The Case for Public Education in Aristotle and Plato'sLaws.Randall R. Curren - 1994 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 13 (1):1-31.
    This paper develops an interpretation and analysis of the arguments for public education which open Book VIII of Aristotle's Politics , drawing on both the wider Aristotelian corpus and on examination of continuities with Plato's Laws . Part III : Sections VIII-XI examine the two arguments which Aristotle adduces in support of the claim that education should be provided through a public system. The first of these arguments concerns the need to unify society through education for friendship and the sharing (...)
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    Coercion and the Ethics of Grading and Testing.Randall R. Curren - 1995 - Educational Theory 45 (4):425-441.
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  14. Friday Night Lights Out: The End of Football in Schools.Randall R. Curren - 2018 - Harvard Educational Review 2 (88):141-162.
     
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  15. Academic Standards and Constitutive Luck.Randall R. Curren - 2009 - In Maureen Eckert & Robert B. Talisse (eds.), A Teacher's Life: Essays for Steven M. Cahn. Lanham, MD 20706, USA: pp. 13-32.
     
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    A Causal Theory of Negligence.Randall R. Curren - 1992 - Social Philosophy Today 7:111-124.
    The aim of this paper is to outline a novel rationale for the negligence standard of liability in tort law. On this view, the negligence standard has a causal character which is seldom recognized, but which was recognized by Aristotle, who first formulated the standard. The proposed rationale is extracted from its Aristotelian roots and presented as an alternative to the two others which have been discussed in recent years, both of which are widely regarded as flawed.
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  17. Cardinal Virtues of Academic Administration.Randall R. Curren - 2008 - Theory and Research in Education 3 (6):63-86.
    The aim of this paper is to articulate the basic elements of a comprehensive ethic of academic administration, organized around a set of three cardinal virtues: commitment to the good of the institution; good administrative judgment; and conscientiousness in discharging the duties of the office. In addition to explaining this framework and defending its adequacy, the paper develops an account of the nature of integrity, and argues that the three cardinal virtues of academic administration can be captured in the concept (...)
     
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    The Idea of Popular Sovereignty Two Hundred Years After Bastille.Randall R. Curren - 1990 - Social Philosophy Today 3:119-137.
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    On the Importance of Getting It Right: A Response to Professor GöTz.Randall R. Curren - 2003 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 22 (1):83-94.
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    Justice, Instruction, and the Good: The Case for Public Education in Aristotle and Plato's Laws.Randall R. Curren - 1993 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 12 (2-4):103-126.
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    Justice, Instruction, and the Good: The Case for Public Education in Aristotle and Plato's Laws.Randall R. Curren - 1993 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 11 (4):293-311.
  22. Philosophy of Education.Randall R. Curren (ed.) - 1999 - Philosophy of Education Society.
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