The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good Or Evil

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Basic Books, 2000 - Education - 320 pages
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The Death of Character is a broad historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry into the moral life and moral education of young Americans based upon a huge empirical study of the children themselves. The children's thoughts and concerns-expressed here in their own words-shed a whole new light on what we can expect from moral education. Targeting new theories of education and the prominence of psychology over moral instruction, Hunter analyzes the making of a new cultural narcissism.

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James Davison Hunter is William R. Kenan Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He currently serves as the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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