The epistemological conditions of moral education: The notions of rationality and objectivity revisited
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Educational Theory 61 (5):533-548 (2011)
The crucial epistemological question for formulating the principles that underlie moral education concerns the status of rationality and objectivity in ethics and education. In this essay Katariina Holma argues that the intertwined understanding of the concepts of education, ethics, rationality, and objectivity is built into our language and our thinking. She begins by delineating epistemologically adequate interpretations for the notions of rationality and objectivity. In light of these interpretations, Holma contends that the two main contemporary philosophical arguments against the possibility of ethical objectivity — the argument that derives from cultural relativism and the argument that derives from the scientific worldview — fail to refute this possibility. The epistemological notions of rationality and objectivity, as Holma interprets them in this essay, prepare the way for a moral education that combines the appreciation of personal and cultural plurality with the possibility for critical thinking and the pursuit of better understanding in the ethical realm
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Katariina Holma (2012). Fallibilist Pluralism and Education for Shared Citizenship. Educational Theory 62 (4):397-409.
Daniel Vokey (1990). Objectivity and Moral Judgement: Towards Agreement on a Moral Education Theory. Journal of Moral Education 19 (1):14-23.
Ilkka Niiniluoto (2000). Is It Rational To Be Rational? The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 5:115-122.
Jennifer Tannoch-Bland (1997). From Aperspectival Objectivity to Strong Objectivity: The Quest for Moral Objectivity. Hypatia 12 (1):155 - 178.
Robert Albin (2012). BEYOND MODES OF OBJECTIVITY. Logos and Episteme (3):361-371.
William Rehg (1999). Intractable Conflicts and Moral Objectivity: A Dialogical, Problem-Based Approach. Inquiry 42 (2):229 – 257.
Andrzej Łukasik (1996). Pojęcie „obiektywności”. Fizyka klasyczna, fizyka kwantowa, filozofia. Filozofia Nauki 2.
Brian Leiter (ed.) (2001). Objectivity in Law and Morals. Cambridge University Press.
M. A. B. Degenhardt (1986). The 'Ethics of Belief and Education in Science and Morals. Journal of Moral Education 15 (2):109-118.
Brenda Cohen (1983). Ethical Objectivity and Moral Education. Journal of Moral Education 12 (2):131-136.
Stephen Gaukroger (2012). Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Harold I. Brown (1987). Observation And Objectivity. Oxford University Press.
Harvey Siegel (1989). The Rationality of Science, Critical Thinking, and Science Education. Synthese 80 (1):9 - 41.
D. C. Phillips (1997). (RE)Inventing Scheffler, or, Defending Objective Educational Research. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):149-158.
Added to index2011-09-21
Total downloads10 ( #170,909 of 1,692,210 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #184,284 of 1,692,210 )
How can I increase my downloads?