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Aristotle on Law and Moral Education

Zena Hitz

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is widely agreed that Aristotle holds that the best moral education involves habituation in the proper pleasures of virtuous action. But it is rarely acknowledged that Aristotle repeatedly ... More


How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues

Roger Crisp (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752349
eISBN:
9780191597251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Contains 14 specially commissioned papers on aspects of virtue ethics, and a substantial introduction that also serves as an introduction to virtue ethics. Topics covered include the practical ... More


TEACHING COSMOPOLITAN RIGHT

Jeremy Waldron

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Jeremy Waldron’s essay centres around Martha Nussbaum’s ideas on cosmopolitan education: Nussbaum argues that we should make ‘world citizenship, rather than democratic or national citizenship, the ... More


Responsibility in Community

Mike W. Martin

in From Morality to Mental Health: Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304718
eISBN:
9780199786572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304713.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Critics have interpreted the therapeutic trend as a replacement of community-oriented morality with self-oriented therapeutic values such as self-esteem, self-fulfilment, and authenticity. They ... More


Character

Joel J. Kupperman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096545
eISBN:
9780199852918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096545.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We often speak of a person's character—good or bad, strong or weak—and think of it as a guide to how that person will behave in a given situation. Oddly, however, philosophers writing about ethics ... More


Thrift and Moral Formation

James Davison Hunter

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter charts the displacement of the classic discourse of thrift in the moral education of children. Shifting away from older lessons about magnanimity and the importance of avoiding ... More


Knowing Hearts: Emotion, Value, and Judgement

Katerina Deligiorgi

in The Scope of Autonomy: Kant and the Morality of Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646159
eISBN:
9780191741142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646159.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 5 returns to some of the issues about motivation discussed in earlier chapters by looking at Schiller’s arguments about the role of emotions in ethics. Re-establishing a link with the ... More


Religion and Moral Education

Warren A. Nord

in Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by rehearsing the three-level scheme for thinking about moral education proposed in Chapter 6, drawing out the implications for the role of religion. It goes on to consider ... More


Moral Education

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concerns what parents have an obligation to provide their children by way of a moral education. It begins by offering accounts of three traits of character they might instill, together ... More


The Mission: Moral and Religious Formation

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores three issues: first, how the leaders of public schools have largely abandoned the teaching of religion but have worked at moral formation, and the difficulties they've ... More


Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities

Warren Nord

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766888
eISBN:
9780199895038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766888.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book argues that public schools and universities leave the vast majority of students religiously illiterate. Such education is not religiously neutral, a matter of constitutional importance; ... More


Learning From Literature

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

When asked what is learned in literature, the most often given answer is that it is dependent upon what is read, by whom, and in what spirit. However, the point in question in this chapter focuses on ... More


Awakening the Moral Imagination

Vigen Guroian

in Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the serious shortcomings of contemporary education as regards to the moral instruction of children and the role fairy tales and fantasy stories might play in improving ... More


Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Stephen C. Angle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explores what happens when we take Neo-Confucianism and its ideal of sagehood seriously as contemporary philosophy. It develops an interpretation of the Neo-Confucian tradition that, while ... More


The State

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198242901
eISBN:
9780191597770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198242905.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle’s account of how the political community promotes the human good supports an account of the ideal state, and why actual states fall short of it. Aristotle attributes much of what is wrong ... More


Bad Behavior

Norvin Richards

in The Ethics of Parenthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731749
eISBN:
9780199866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731749.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When children do wrong, should we respond differently than we would if they were adults? That belief underlies the practice of having separate systems of juvenile justice, and Tamar Schapiro points ... More


Empathy: Cement of the Moral Universe

Michael Slote

in Moral Sentimentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391442
eISBN:
9780199866250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391442.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the notion/phenomenon of empathy. It clarifies what we nowadays mean when we talk about empathy, but it also explains how the recent literature of psychology bears on moral ... More


The Educable Idiot

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the Victorian period, England witnessed a dramatic change in the education of mentally disabled children. Before the early 19th century, idiots were thought to be uneducable. Indeed, the very ... More


Erōs and the Good Life

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the relationship between Socrates and his devotees shown at the start of the dialogue. In exploring this relationship, it teases out some of the dialogue's central questions ... More


Education and ‘Merry Hissing’: Histoire dʼun bon brahmin, Pot-pourri, Le Blanc et le noir, Jeannot et Colin, Petite digression, and Aventure indienne.

ROGER PEARSON

in The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes Philosophiques

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158806
eISBN:
9780191673375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158806.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the different works that Voltaire wrote during the 1760s. It was during this time that the debate regarding education in France had reached its peak. The main issue surrounding ... More


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