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Virtue Ethics and Moral Education : Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education (Numbered) - David Carr

Virtue Ethics and Moral Education

Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education (Numbered)

By: David Carr (Editor), Jan Steutel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th June 1999
ISBN: 9780415170734
Number Of Pages: 284

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This collection of original essays on virtue ethics and moral education seeks to fill this gap in the recent literature of moral education, combining broader analyses with detailed coverage of:
* the varieties of virtue
* weakness and integrity
* relativism and rival traditions
* means and methods of educating the virtues
The rare collaboration of professional ethical theorists and educational philosophers provides a ground-breaking work and an exciting new focus in a growing area of research.

"This is a good book. Each of the articles has its own merits but it is also a good book for coherently bringing together works on moral education that take up different issues and address the topic from a number of approaches....the authors' knowledge of the social scientific and psychological literature gives their discussion a kind of traction that philosophical debates often lack." -Jonathan Jacobs, Colgate University

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Virtue ethics and the virtue approach to moral educationp. 3
General issuesp. 19
Virtue, eudaimonia and teleological ethicsp. 21
Character development and Aristotelian virtuep. 35
Virtue, phronesis and learningp. 49
Varieties of virtuep. 65
Cultivating the intellectual and moral virtuesp. 67
Virtues of benevolence and justicep. 82
Self-regarding and other-regarding virtuesp. 95
Weakness and integrityp. 107
Moral growth and the unity of the virtuesp. 109
The virtues of will-power: self-control and deliberationp. 125
Virtue, akrasia and moral weaknessp. 138
Relativism and rival traditionsp. 153
Virtue, truth and relativismp. 155
Justice, care and other virtues: a critique of Kohlberg's theory of moral developmentp. 169
Liberal virtue and moral enfeeblementp. 184
Educating the virtues: means and methodsp. 197
Virtues, character and moral dispositionsp. 199
Habituation and training in early moral upbringingp. 210
Trust, traditions and pluralism: human flourishing and liberal polityp. 224
Conclusionp. 239
The virtue approach to moral education: pointers, problems and prospectsp. 241
Indexp. 256
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ISBN: 9780415170734
ISBN-10: 0415170737
Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education (Numbered)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 10th June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1