ERIC Number: EJ924024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Spirituality, Morality, and Criticism in Education: A Response to Kevin Gary
Alexander, Hanan A.
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v25 n4 p327-334 Jul 2006
In this short essay I respond to Kevin Gary's generous review of my book "Reclaiming Goodness" by considering his two main concerns, that I tend to conflate spirituality and morality and that I am not sufficiently sensitive to tensions between spirituality and critical thinking. I respond by noting that Gary has not taken adequate account of the distinction between deontological morality and aretaic ethics in the first instance and between the Aristotelian notions of Sophia and Phronesis, or pure reason and practical wisdom, in the second.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Religious Factors, Ethics, Spiritual Development, Moral Values, Educational Philosophy
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