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ERIC Number: EJ1042496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-9
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Self-Doubt: One Moral of the Story
Verducci, Susan
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v33 n6 p609-620 Oct 2014
This essay focuses on the value of self-doubt in moral inquiry and in moral education. Using John Patrick Shanley's play, "Doubt: A parable," as illustration, it shows how self-doubt initiates and extends moral inquiry, highlights one's epistemic fallibility and connects the inquirer to the virtue of humility. The essay draws on the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, Hullett, Nussbaum, Thayer-Bacon and Elbow to support the idea that the question "Am I wrong?" is important for moral inquiry and for moral education.
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Language: English
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