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Moral Education

Five Lectures

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674424944

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

136 pages


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Any group experience, virtually by definition, contains a moral element, but the precepts that underlie the “old morality” are no longer a large part of life in America. The authors of these five essays, and Theodore and Nancy Sizer in their introduction, investigate the problems within “moral education.” They maintain that the “new morality" toward which one must strive is moral autonomy—the independent arrival at a conviction of one’s own accountability toward one’s fellow men and the acceptance of justice as the most proper atmosphere in which all individuals can flourish. The essays are “Education for Moral Responsibility,” by James Gustafson; “Concrete Principles and the Rational Passions,” by Richard Peters; “Education for Justice: A Modern Statement of the Platonic View,” by Lawrence Kohlberg, “Moral Education,” by Bruno Bettelbeim; and “Youth and Violence,” by Kenneth Keniston.

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