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Good Lives and Moral Education

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Evan Simpson

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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William Kluback DISCOURSES ON THE MEANING OF HISTORY American University Studies: Series V (Philosophy). Vol. 23 ISBN 0-8204-0387-3 266 pages hardback US$ 39.00 Recommended price- alterations reserved Philosophical and Theological essays explore the meaning of history. The author be- lieves that both Philosophy and Theology offer ways to understand the meaning of history. History is our most important intellectual and moral problem. From where we begin to comprehend the significance for man reveals our capacity to understand history. PETER LANG PUBLISHING, INC. 62 West 45th Street USA- New York, NY 10036

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