Edited by Shen-yi Liao (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, University of Leeds)
||The "Moral Education" umbrella covers a number of loosely-connected topics that span ethics, aesthetics, cognitive science, and history of philosophy. These topics have in common their interest in how people gain capacities for moral judgment and acquire understandings of moral norms. Ethicists tend to focus on the cultivation of virtues and the training of moral discrimination. Aestheticians tend to focus on literature's influence on people's morally-relevant attitudes. Cognitive scientists tend to focus on the developmental trajectory of moral capacities. And the origins of these contemporary issues can be found in the works of Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, the works of Confucians.
In curating this subcategory, I have chosen to limit its scope to (mostly) theoretical works done by philosophers in the domains outlined earlier. A regrettable implication of this choice is the need to set aside a wealth of works in education theory and in applied and sociological studies of moral education. Many of these works can be found in Journal of Moral Education and the category "Philosophy of Education".
||Nussbaum 1990 illuminates how the study of moral education connects ancient philosophy, virtue ethics, particularism, and aesthetics. Carroll 2000 surveys the moral education issues at the intersection of moral psychology and aesthetics. Liao & Gendler 2011 outlines connections between philosophical works on moral persuasion and empirical findings from communication studies and other social sciences.
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History/traditions: Moral Education
- Mark Alfano (forthcoming). Moral Psychology: An Introduction. Polity.
- Mark Alfano (2013). Character as Moral Fiction. Cambridge University Press.
- Stephen C. Angle (2009). Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
- Augustine (1969). St. Augustine: On Education. Chicago, Regnery.
- David Bakhurst (2005). Particularism and Moral Education. Philosophical Explorations 8 (3):265 – 279.
- Robin Barrow (2007). An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education. Routledge.
- Lawrence Blum (1999). Race, Community and Moral Education: Kohlberg and Spielberg as Civic Educators. Journal of Moral Education 28 (2):125-143.
- Wayne Booth (1988). The Company We Keep. University of California Press.
- Jan Bransen (2005). Competences. Philosophical Explorations 8 (3):209 – 215.
- David Carr & J. W. Steutel (eds.) (1999). Virtue Ethics and Moral Education. Routledge.
- Noël Carroll (2002). The Wheel of Virtue: Art, Literature, and Moral Knowledge. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 60 (1):3–26.
- Noël Carroll (2000). Art and Ethical Criticism: An Overview of Recent Directions of Research. Ethics 110 (2):350-387.
- Michael Cholbi (2013). Ethical Issues in Teaching. International Encyclopedia of Ethics.
- Amy Coplan (2010). Feeling Without Thinking: Lessons From the Ancients on Emotion and Virtue-Acquisition. Metaphilosophy 41 (1):132-151.
- Paul Crittenden (1990). Learning to Be Moral: Philosophical Thoughts About Moral Development. Humanities Press International.
- Gregory Currie (1995). The Moral Psychology of Fiction. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (2):250 – 259.
- Michael R. Depaul (1988). Argument and Perception: The Role of Literature in Moral Inquiry. Journal of Philosophy 85 (10):552-565.
- Paul Formosa (2011). Discipline and Autonomy: The Kantian Link Between Education and Morality. In Klas Roth & Chris Surprenant (eds.), Kant and Education: Interpretations and Commentary. Routledge.
- Sam Frankel (2012). Children, Morality and Society. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Peter Gardner (1984). Defending Moral Education. Journal of Moral Education 13 (2):75-82.
- Johannes Giesinger (2012). Respect in Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 (1):100-112.
- Johannes Giesinger (2011). Kant's Account of Moral Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (7):775-786.
- Christiane Gohier & Denis Jeffrey (eds.) (2005). Enseigner Et Former à L'Éthique. Presses de l'Université Laval.
- Morwenna Griffiths (forthcoming). Re-Thinking the Relevance of Philosophy of Education for Educational Policy Making. Educational Philosophy and Theory.
- Ishtiyaque Haji (2008). Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Education. Routledge.
- R. M. Hare (1998). Essays on Religion and Education. Clarendon Press.
- Zena Hitz (2012). Aristotle on Law and Moral Education. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 42:263-306.
- Daniel Jacobson (1996). Sir Philip Sidney's Dilemma: On the Ethical Function of Narrative Art. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54 (4):327-336.
- Thomas D. Kennedy (2000). Ethics, Evil and Fiction, and Virtue Ethics. Teaching Philosophy 23 (2):203-207.
- Matthew Kieran (1996). Art, Imagination, and the Cultivation of Morals. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54 (4):337-351.
- James C. Klagge (2001). David Carr and Jan Steutel, Eds., Virtue Ethics and Moral Education:Virtue Ethics and Moral Education. [REVIEW] Ethics 112 (1):139-141.
- Karyn L. Lai (2003). Confucian Moral Cultivation : Some Parallels with Musical Training. In Kim Chong Chong, Sor-Hoon Tan & C. L. Ten (eds.), The Moral Circle and the Self: Chinese and Western Approaches. Open Court.
- Sharon Lamb (1997). Sex Education as Moral Education: Teaching for Pleasure, About Fantasy, and Against Abuse. Journal of Moral Education 26 (3):301-315.
- Joshua Landy (2008). A Nation of Madame Bovarys : On the Possibility and Desirability of Moral Improvement Through Fiction. In Garry Hagberg (ed.), Art and Ethical Criticism. Blackwell Pub..
- Daniel K. Lapsley (1996). Moral Psychology. Westview Press.
- Jerrold Levinson (1995). Messages in Art. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (2):184 – 198.
- Shen-yi Liao (forthcoming). Moral Persuasion and the Diversity of Fictions. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.
- Shen-yi Liao & Tamar Szabó Gendler (2011). Pretense and Imagination. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews 2 (1):79-94.
- Shen-yi Liao & Sara Protasi (forthcoming). The Fictional Character of Pornography. In Hans Maes (ed.), Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Paisley Livingston (2009). Narrativity and Knowledge. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (1):25-36.
- Hans Maes (2004). Modesty, Asymmetry, and Hypocrisy. Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (4).
- Bruce Maxwell (2010). Does Ethical Theory Have a Place in Post-Kohlbergian Moral Psychology? Educational Theory 60 (2):167-188.
- Nicholas Maxwell & Ronald Barnett (2008). Wisdom in the University. Routledge.
- Thaddeus Metz & Joseph Gaie (2010). The African Ethic of Ubuntu/Botho: Implications for Research on Morality. Journal of Moral Education 39 (3):273-290.
- Christian Miller (forthcoming). The Real Challenge to Virtue Ethics From Psychology. In Snow Nancy & Trivigno Franco (eds.), The Philosophy and Psychology of Virtue: An Empirical Approach to Character and Happiness. Routledge.
- Kate A. Moran (2009). Can Kant Have an Account of Moral Education? Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (4):471-484.
- Deborah Mower (2009). Teaching Ethics Via Sympathy. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (1):51-60.
- Amy Mullin (2004). Moral Defects, Aesthetic Defects, and the Imagination. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (3):249–261.
- Amy Mullin (2003). Feminist Art and the Political Imagination. Hypatia 18 (4):189-213.
- Darcia Narvaez (forthcoming). The Future of Research in Moral Development and Education. Journal of Moral Education:1-11.
- Darcia Narvaez (2001). Moral Text Comprehension: Implications for Education and Research. Journal of Moral Education 30 (1):43-54.
- Martha Nussbaum (1985). "Finely Aware and Richly Responsible": Moral Attention and the Moral Task of Literature. Journal of Philosophy 82 (10):516-529.
- Martha C. Nussbaum (1990). Love's Knowledge. Oxford University Press.
- Daniel Putman (1996). Integrity and Moral Development. Journal of Value Inquiry 30 (1-2):237-246.
- Michael J. Reiss (1995). Conflicting Philosophies of School Sex Education. Journal of Moral Education 24 (4):371-382.
- Jenefer Robinson (1995). L'éducation Sentimentale. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (2):212 – 226.
- Naoko Saito (2005). The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson. Fordham University Press.
- Hagop Sarkissian (2010). Confucius and the Effortless Life of Virtue. History of Philosophy Quarterly 27 (1):1-16.
- William Sin (2012). Internalization and Moral Demands. Philosophical Studies 157 (2):163-175.
- Tim Sprod (2001). Philosophical Discussion in Moral Education: The Community of Ethical Inquiry. Routledge.
- Chris W. Surprenant (2010). Kant's Contribution to Moral Education: The Relevance of Catechistics. Journal of Moral Education 39 (2):165-174.
- Justin Tiwald (2012). Xunzi on Moral Expertise. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (3):275-293.
- Justin Tiwald (2010). Dai Zhen on Human Nature and Moral Cultivation. In John Makeham (ed.), The Dao Companion to Neo-Confucian Philosophy. Springer.
- Sophia Vasalou (2012). Educating Virtue as a Mastery of Language. Journal of Ethics 16 (1):67-87.
- Kenneth R. Westphal (2012). ‘Norm Acquisition, Rational Judgment and Moral Particularism’. Theory and Research in Education 10 (1):3--25.
- Richard White (2008). Rousseau and the Education of Compassion. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1):35-48.
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