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Virtue Ethics and Moral Education [NOOK Book]


This book takes a major step in the philosophy of education by moving back past the Enlightenment to reinstate Artistotelian Virtue at the heart of moral education.
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This book takes a major step in the philosophy of education by moving back past the Enlightenment to reinstate Artistotelian Virtue at the heart of moral education.
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Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Virtue ethics and the virtue approach to moral education 3
Pt. 2 General issues 19
2 Virtue, eudaimonia and teleological ethics 21
3 Character development and Aristotelian virtue 35
4 Virtue, phronesis and learning 49
Pt. 3 Varieties of virtue 65
5 Cultivating the intellectual and moral virtues 67
6 Virtues of benevolence and justice 82
7 Self-regarding and other-regarding virtues 95
Pt. 4 Weakness and integrity 107
8 Moral growth and the unity of the virtues 109
9 The virtues of will-power: self-control and deliberation 125
10 Virtue, akrasia and moral weakness 138
Pt. 5 Relativism and rival traditions 153
11 Virtue, truth and relativism 155
12 Justice, care and other virtues: a critique of Kohlberg's theory of moral development 169
13 Liberal virtue and moral enfeeblement 184
Pt. 6 Educating the virtues: means and methods 197
14 Virtues, character and moral dispositions 199
15 Habituation and training in early moral upbringing 210
16 Trust, traditions and pluralism: human flourishing and liberal polity 224
Pt. 7 Conclusion 239
17 The virtue approach to moral education: pointers, problems and prospects 241
Index 256
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