An introduction to the special issue on wisdom and moral education

Kristján Kristjánsson*

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This essay introduces the present special issue on wisdom and moral education, which draws on a conference held in Oxford in 2017. Some of the seven contributions (by Sanderse; Ferkany; and Hatchimonji et al.) make use of the Aristotelian concept of phronesis, or practical wisdom, while others focus more on the wisdom concept as it has developed in contemporary psychology (Huynh and Grossman; Ardelt; and Brocato, Hix and Jayawickreme). One (by Swartwood) straddles the distinction between the two. All the contributions, however, address in different ways practical questions about how wisdom can be evaluated and how it relates to issues of moral development and education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Moral Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020

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  • Aristotle
  • measurement
  • moral education
  • phronesis
  • Wisdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies


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