An introduction to the special issue on wisdom and moral education

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Abstract

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.

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Publisher Copyright: © 2020, © 2020 Journal of Moral Education Ltd.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Moral Education
Volume49
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Aristotle, measurement, moral education, phronesis, Wisdom

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