Bill Hare Dr. William Hare
Professor Emeritus

I received my MA in Philosophy from the University of Leicester in 1968, and my PhD in Educational Theory from the University of Toronto in 1971. My doctoral thesis in philosophy of education was on the topic of responsibility. I taught at Dalhousie University for 25 years, becoming Full Professor of Education and Philosophy in 1979. From 1977-80, I chaired the Department of Education at Dalhousie. When the School of Education at Dalhousie closed in 1995, I joined the faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University, retiring in June 2008.

I served as President of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (1984-6), and I was Editor of Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (1992-96). In 1995 I was the Robert Jackson Memorial Lecturer, and in 2007 I gave the Helen DeVitt Jones Lecture at Texas Tech University. I received the Distinguished Service Award of the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (1995); the Mary Anne Raywid Award from the Society of Professors of Education (1999); and the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society (2004). I was also the recipient of the Mount Saint Vincent University Award for Research Excellence in 2007.

An account of my work in philosophy of education can be found in an autobiographical essay entitled “Following the argument: A philosophical memoir”, published in Paideusis 19, 2, 2010. It outlines the development of my ideas throughout my career and gives publication details for many of my books and articles. More recently, I co-edited (with John Portelli) the 4th edition of Philosophy of Education: Introductory Readings (Brush Education, 2013).

June, 2016