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Moral Philosophy for Children and Character Education
International Journal of Applied Philosophy (2000)
  • Michael Pritchard, Western Michigan University
Abstract
This paper discusses the growing prominence of character education and the role moral philosophy can play here. It examines the place of inquiry in character education, and the ways in which moral philosophy can help young people to develop the virtue of reasonableness. Reasonableness, as herein described, takes into account the views and feelings of others, the willingness to allow one’s views to be scrutinized by others, and the acceptance of some degree of uncertainty about whether one’s views are necessarily right. The paper illustrates ways in which philosophical exploration about morality can help children to cultivate reasonableness.
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Publication Date
Spring 2000
Citation Information
Michael Pritchard. "Moral Philosophy for Children and Character Education" International Journal of Applied Philosophy Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (2000) p. 13 - 26
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-pritchard/37/