Journal of Moral Education 12 (1):14-17 (1983)

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John Wilson has recently criticized the ?Kohlbergian? view that at certain stages of their development, children are unable to understand moral reasoning of certain kinds. He argues that understanding a reason is chiefly a matter of knowing a rule and its application, and that in the case of moral reasons, the relevant rules and concepts can be mastered by almost any child. It will be argued here that Wilson fails to cast doubt on the Kohlbergian view, because his account of what it is to understand a reason is inadequate
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