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

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Basic Books, Jul 13, 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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THE DEATH OF CHARACTER: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A too-strongly argued case for modifying moral education and rescuing character from the self-esteem Nazis and feel-good shrinks. Sociologist Hunter (Before the Shooting Begins, 1994) echoes Neitzsche ... Read full review

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A discussion of moral education in the modern world. Read full review

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