Debating Moral Education Rethinking the Role of the Modern University

ISBN-10: 0822346168
ISBN-13: 9780822346166
Edition: 2009
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 1/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

After decades of marginalization in the secularized twentieth-century academy, moral education has enjoyed a recent resurgence in American higher education, with the establishment of over one hundred ethics centers and programs on campuses across the country. Yet the idea that the university has a civic responsibility to teach its undergraduate students ethics and morality has been met with skepticism, suspicion, and even outright rejection from both inside and outside the academy. In this collection, renowned scholars of philosophy, politics, and religion debate the role of ethics in the university, investigating whether universities should proactively cultivate morality and ethics, what teaching ethics entails, and what moral education should accomplish. The essays quickly open up to broader questions regarding the very purpose of a university education in modern society.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why the Return to Ethics? Why Now?
Debating Moral Education: An Introduction: Elizabeth Kiss
The Changing Contours of Moral Education in American Colleges and Universities
What Are Universities For?
Aim High: A Response to Stanley Fish
I Know it When I See it: A Reply to Kiss And Euben
The Pathos of The University: The Case of Stanley Fish
On The Distribution of Moral Badges: A Few Worries
The Politics and Ethics of Higher Education
Pluralism and the Education of The Spirit
Multiculturalism and Moral Education
Against Civic Education in Schools
Education, Independence, and Acknowledgment
The Power of Morality
Hunger, Ethics, and the University: A Radical Democratic Goad in Ten Pieces
Which Virtues? Whose Character?
Is There an Ethicist in the House? How Can We Tell?
The Possibility of Moral Education in the University Today
Is Humanistic Education Humanizing?
Players and Spectators: Sports And Ethical Training in the American University
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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