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ERIC Number: EJ1120396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Aristotelian versus Virtue Ethical Character Education
Curren, Randall
Journal of Moral Education, v45 n4 p516-526 2016
This article examines some central aspects of Kristján Kristjánsson's book, "Aristotelian Character Education," beginning with the claim that contemporary virtue ethics provides methodological, ontological, epistemological, and moral foundations for Aristotelian character education. It considers three different formulations of what defines virtue ethics, and suggests that virtue ethical moral theory has steered character educators away from important aspects of Aristotle's views on character education. It goes on to suggest a broadening of attention to psychology beyond personality and the psychological status of virtues, and it concludes with an examination of Kristjánsson's understanding of "phronesis."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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