Journal of Moral Education 12 (3):174-181 (1983)

Abstract In this article, which is the first of two to examine the ideas of R. S. Peters on moral education, consideration is given to his justificatory arguments found in Ethics and Education. Here he employs presupposition arguments to show to what anyone engaging in moral discourse is committed. The result is a group of procedural principles which are recommended to be employed in moral education. This article is an attempt to examine the presupposition arguments Peters employs, to comment on the procedural principles he believes are presupposed, and to consider the strength of the presupposition argument. My conclusion is that Peters's arguments fail to establish the conclusion he arrives at, and that any gains from the form of argument he uses are hollow
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Ethics and Education.Richard Stanley Peters - 1966 - London: Allen & Unwin.
The Logic of Education.Paul Heywood Hirst - 1970 - London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Reason and Compassion.R. S. Peters - 1973 - Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Towards a Compulsory Curriculum.J. P. White - 1974 - British Journal of Educational Studies 22 (2):207-208.

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Process and Product in Moral Education.R. J. Royce - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 17 (1):73–83.

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