Journal of Moral Education 45 (4):516-526 (2016)

Randall R. Curren
University of Rochester
This review essay examines some central aspects of Kristján Kristjánsson’s book, Aristotelian Character Education, beginning with the claim that contemporary virtue ethics provides methodological, ontological, epistemological, and moral foundations for Aristotelian character education. It considers three different formulations of what defines virtue ethics, and suggests that virtue ethical moral theory has steered character educators away from important aspects of Aristotle’s views on character education. It goes on to suggest a broadening of attention to psychology beyond personality and the psychological status of virtues, and it concludes with an examination of Kristjánsson’s understanding of phronesis.
Keywords character education  Aristotle  virtue ethics  Kristján Kristjánsson  moral motivation  moral psychology
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DOI 10.1080/03057240.2016.1238820
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