Virtues and virtue education in theory and practice: Are virtues local or universal?

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Virtues and Virtue Education in Theory and Practice explores questions about the locality versus the universality of virtues from a number of theoretical and practical perspectives. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it considers the relevance of these debates for the practice of virtue and character education. This volume brings together experts from education, philosophy, and psychology to consider how different disciplines might learn from each other and how insights from theory and practice can be integrated. It shows that questions about virtue relativity or universality have not only theoretical significance but also important practical ramifications. The chapters explore different complexities of virtue ethics and different approaches to nurturing virtue and beyond, questioning how well virtues travel across geographical and cultural borders. By examining the philosophical literature and making links between theory and practice in an original way, the book offers scholarly research-informed suggestions for practice. It will be of great interest to researchers and academics and students in educational philosophy, character education, ethics, and psychology.

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Publisher Copyright: © 2021 selection and editorial matter, Catherine A. Darnell and Kristján Kristjánsson. All rights reserved.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages250
ISBN (Electronic)9780429343131
ISBN (Print)9780367356491
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2020

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