The Sixth Stage of Moral Development

Journal of Moral Education 7 (2):97-108 (1978)
Abstract This assessment of L. Kohlberg's theory of moral development is a dialectical critique focusing on his claim that the sixth stage of moral development is morally adequate, specifically, that it is both comprehensive and fully equilibrated. The dialectical method employed follows the generalized empirical method advanced by B. Lonergan. The paper includes a brief account of this method and of the sixth stage of moral reasoning as outlined by Kohlberg. Employing the dialectical notions of intellectual conversion and moral conversion, it uncovers certain unresolved conflicts of this stage and points to the need for a further moral stage of development, which would be both more highly differentiated and more fundamentally based
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DOI 10.1080/0305724780070203
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John Rawls (1958). Justice as Fairness. Philosophical Review 67 (2):164-194.
Bernard J. F. Lonergan (1957). Insight. New York, Philosophical Library.

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