Good Lives and Moral Education
©1989 Monographs 228 Pages
Series: Studies in Moral Philosophy, Volume 4
This book develops a «conservative» conception of morality and its implications for moral education. The argument stresses practices of living over rationalistic theories. At its center is an account of the education of the emotions, in which cultivating reflective imagination is more important than mastering universal principles. The central contrast is with Lawrence Kohlberg and his theory of moral development. Simpson sees extending democratic practices of discussion and argument as best answering the question how, lacking certain standards of judgment, we can decide between competing conceptions of human progress.
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- New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1989. XX, 228 pp.