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 are connected through their interest in people's acquisition of moral judgment capacities and understanding of moral norms. Ethicists tend to focus on the cultivation of virtues and training for moral discrimination. Aestheticians tend to focus on literature's influence on people's moral capacities. Cognitive scientists tend to focus on the developmental trajectory of moral capacities. Contemporary discussions have their origins in the works of Plato and Aristotle and, to a lesser extent, the works of Confucians and other classical Chinese philosophers. [NOTE: This subcategory is limited to (mostly) theoretical works done by philosophers, setting aside works in education theory and in applied and sociological studies of moral education. Many of these other 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
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- 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.
- Daniel Callcut (2009). Mill, Sentimentalism and the Problem of Moral Authority. Utilitas 21 (1):22-35.
- Daniel Callcut (2006). The Value of Teaching Moral Skepticism. Teaching Philosophy 29 (3):223-235.
- 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.
- Kyla Ebels-Duggan (2013). Moral Education in the Liberal State. Journal of Practical Ethics 1 (2):34-63.
- 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.
- Stacie Friend (2014). Believing in Stories. In Greg Currie, Matthew Kieran, Aaron Meskin & Jon Robson (eds.), Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind. Oxford University Press. 227-248.
- 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 (2013). Re-Thinking the Relevance of Philosophy of Education for Educational Policy Making. Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-14.
- Ishtiyaque Haji (2008). Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Education. Routledge.
- Marcella Runell Hall (2011). Being White, Being Good: White Complicity, White Moral Responsibility and Social Justice Pedagogy. Journal of Moral Education 40 (4):537-539.
- Katharina Hanel & Ludger Jansen (2001). Reading for the Good Life? In Angela Kallhoff (ed.), Martha C. Nussbaum: Ethics and Political Philosophy: Lecture and Colloquium in Münster 2000. Distributed in North America by Transaction Publishers. 4--119.
- 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.
- Philip J. Ivanhoe (2000). Confucian Moral Self Cultivation, 2nd Ed. Hackett.
- 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.
- Daniela Jeder (2008). From Inframorality to Moral Creativity. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 37:115-122.
- 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.. 63--94.
- 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 (2013). Moral Persuasion and the Diversity of Fictions. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (3):269-289.
- Shen-yi Liao & Tamar Szabó Gendler (2011). Pretense and Imagination. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews 2 (1):79-94.
- Shen-yi Liao & Sara Protasi (2013). The Fictional Character of Pornography. In Hans Maes (ed.), Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography. Palgrave Macmillan. 100-118.
- 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):485-497.
- Bruce Maxwell (2010). Does Ethical Theory Have a Place in Post-Kohlbergian Moral Psychology? Educational Theory 60 (2):167-188.
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