William Hare (born February 7, 1944, Leicester, UK) is a philosopher whose writings deal primarily with problems in philosophy of education. He attended Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, 1955–62. After receiving his B.A. from the University of London (1965), he gained an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Leicester (1968), and a Ph.D. in educational theory from the University of Toronto (1971). He was Professor of Education and Philosophy at Dalhousie University from 1970–95, and subsequently Professor of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University until his retirement in June 2008. He is now ProfessorEmeritus. He is known mainly for his work on open-mindedness, and has published several papersdealing with philosophical ideas about education in the work of Bertrand Russell.
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