ERIC Number: EJ670193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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James Mark Baldwin: The Natural and the Good.
Cahan, Emily D.
Developmental Review, v23 n1 p9-28 Mar 2003
Explores relationships between ethics and individual and societal development in psychologist Baldwin's work, focusing on how he extended evolutionary theory to encompass social and ethical development. Asserts that Baldwin tried to demonstrate a natural developmental process leading toward truth, beauty, the Good, and God; that developmental psychologists also commit the naturalistic fallacy; and that an important function of developmental psychology is to help define what is "good" for children. (KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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