An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 9, 2007 - Education - 206 pages

This book presents and argues for a moral theory which draws on most of the major theoretical positions to some degree, but it also spells out the limits and boundaries of a moral theory. In doing so, it exposes a number of common confusions and misunderstandings about morality, and presents a strong argument for some indisputable truths in relation to the moral sphere.

Divided into four parts, the book covers the key issues within moral philosophy:

  • part one provides a lucid and powerful account of the nature and limits of moral theory, sharply distinguishing it from religion
  • part two outlines a positive moral theory by exploring the defining principles of morality and the reasons for being moral
  • part three distinguishes moral values from others such as ecological, health and safety and sexual values
  • part four is concerned with the implications of our moral understanding for moral education.

While this book concentrates on argument and ideas, a commentary to each chapter provides historical context and contemporary reference points. It will prove an invaluable resource for students of both Education and Philosophy.

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Contents

PARTI
19
Principles that define morality
73
Reasons for being moral
82
Relativism
90
Secondorder principles
101
Moral vs social ecological and sexual values
119
Moral vs health and safety values
134
Moral questions in education
153
The question of moral education
166
Forms of moral education
180
Bibliography
194
Index
203
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