•  28
    Michael Polanyi's defense of spontaneous order
    Journal of Social Philosophy 22 (1): 187-191. 1991.
    Michael Polanyi is best known for his work in epistemology and the philosophy of science. Less frequently discussed, but still a significant aspect of his work, is his political theory. He is an advocate of a free society which is based on “spontaneous order.” This concept is apparent in an early collection of essays entitled The Logic of Liberty, and is emphasized again in his last book, Meaning. In the latter work, Polanyi's method of argumentation involves citing three objections to the endor…Read more
  •  22
    Interpreting Education
    Teaching Philosophy 13 (4): 404-406. 1990.
  •  17
    Husserl and the Philosophy of History
    History and Theory 27 (3): 229-240. 1988.
    In the writings of Husserl one can uncover what could be labeled a "critical" philosophy of history, as well as what some scholars have deemed a "speculative" philosophy of history. Concerning the former, Husserl offers three criticisms of historicism: the incapability of historicism to establish that any particular theory is false, the impossibility of demonstrating inductively that there are no absolute truths, and the paradox of the claim that there are no absolute truths, for it rests on an …Read more
  •  17
    Book Review Section 2 (review)
    with Peter H. Rohn, Don T. Martin, James E. Christensen, David E. Denton, Robert R. Sherman, Robert W. Zuber, Clinton Collins, and Turner Rogers
    Educational Studies: A Jrnl of the American Educ. Studies Assoc 19 (3&4): 361-403. 1988.
  •  14
    Book review (review)
    Journal of Value Inquiry 28 (4): 573-575. 1994.
  •  14
    Religion, satire, and Gulliver's fourth voyage
    History of European Ideas 14 (4): 531-544. 1992.
  •  10
    Book Review Section 1 (review)
    with Clinton Collins, Rita M. Bean, Richard A. Brosio, Diane M. Dunlap, Harvey H. Neufeldt, Joan K. Smith, Donald Arnstine, and Mary E. Henry
    Educational Studies 23 (1): 18-69. 1992.
  •  10
    Learning and Pleasure: Early American Perspectives
    Educational Theory 40 (3): 343-349. 1990.
  •  9
    Michael Polanyi’s Defense of Spontaneous Order
    Social Philosophy Today 4 15-24. 1990.
  •  8
    Is It a Forgery? Ask a Semanticist
    Journal of Aesthetic Education 54 (1): 51-68. 2020.
    The topic of art forgery draws attention in many quarters: major art fraud schemes make big news, books are written that bring forgers fame, the buyers and sellers of art look for assurance they are getting the genuine article, authentication specialists strain to spot phony items, museums present special exhibitions of forgeries, and theorists tackle the topic on occasion ranging from a postmodern perspective extolling the virtues of forgery to more traditional concerns about its ontological st…Read more
  •  6
    The Great Canon Controversy: The Battle of the Books in Higher Education
    with Martin Schiralli
    Journal of Aesthetic Education 31 (2): 103. 1997.
  •  3
    Unity, Diversity, and Leftist Support for the Canon
    Journal of Aesthetic Education 27 (3): 35. 1993.
  • Michael Polanyi’s Defense of Spontaneous Order
    Social Philosophy Today 4 15-24. 1990.
  • J. Ortega y Gasset, "Mission of the University" (review)
    Journal of Value Inquiry 28 (4): 573. 1994.
  • Indoctrination and Contemporary Approaches to Moral Education
    Dissertation, Georgetown University. 1980.
    The fourth and last chapter approaches the problem of indoctrination from another angle. It begins by questioning the possibility of designing an approach to moral education which is free of all vestiges of indoctrination. Then, the notion held by so many people today that it is of paramount importance for this to be done is rejected. It is suggested that instead of concentrating on how to eliminate indoctrination, we should ask what sort of indoctrination is least and what sort most acceptable.…Read more