Learning from the Imaginary

Journal of Moral Education 8 (2):92-98 (1979)
Abstract Much educational practice is based on the view that children can advance their moral ?understanding by exploring the imaginary worlds of creative writers, or by creating their own imaginary worlds. It is here argued that it is a mistake to rely on such explorations as a source either of moral didactic or of morally important knowledge about people. There are, however, grounds for believing that they can contribute importantly to moral education by extending children's vision of moral possibilities and perhaps byincreasing their skill in coming to understand people
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/0305724790080203
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,651
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Peter Winch (1972). Ethics and Action. London,Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Jakob Elster (2011). How Outlandish Can Imaginary Cases Be? Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (3):241-258.
Joe Frank Jones (1994). Moral Growth in Children's Literature. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 1 (4):10-19.
David A. Shapiro (2000). Action Learning and Moral Philosophy with Children. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 14 (1):27-33.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

9 ( #438,639 of 1,902,709 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #452,252 of 1,902,709 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.