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ERIC Number: EJ1029308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
There Is Something about Aristotle: The Pros and Cons of Aristotelianism in Contemporary Moral Education
Kristjánsson, Kristján
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v48 n1 p48-68 Feb 2014
The aim of this article is to pinpoint some of the features that do--or should--make Aristotelianism attractive to current moral educators. At the same time, it also identifies theoretical and practical shortcomings that contemporary Aristotelians have been overly cavalier about. Section II presents a brisk tour of ten of the "pros": features that are attractive because they accommodate certain powerful and prevailing assumptions in current moral philosophy and moral psychology--applying them to moral education. Section III explores five versions of the view that Aristotle's position is somehow anachronistic and out-dated. As none of those bears scrutiny, Section IV addresses ten features of Aristotelianism that do not seem to sit well with contemporary moral philosophy and psychology: the genuine "cons" of Aristotelianism. It is subsequently argued that if we want to avoid acquiring Aristotelianism on the cheap, those less attractive features need to be engaged head-on: reinterpreted, revised or simply rejected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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