Moral Authority and Moral Education

Journal of Moral Education 4 (2):95-99 (1975)
Abstract: Elsewhere, the author has argued that the liberal theory of moral education is both morally dangerous and philosophically mistaken. The moral educator cannot be morally neutral, but must be morally committed, even if he is to attempt to teach children how to think for themselves about moral questions, or develop their autonomy, rather than indoctrinate them. This position implies that the moral educator must be a moral authority. The author defends this claim against subjectivists who deny the existence of moral authority by arguing that the possibility of moral judgment creates the possibility of moral authority
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Peter Winch (1967). Authority. In Anthony Quinton (ed.), Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume. London: Oxford University Press. pp. 97--111.

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