The rehabilitation of virtue

Author: Robert T. Sandin
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book proposes an approach to values education centered on an analysis of the relationship between thinking and valuing and focused on strategies for nurturing the capacity for sustained, disciplined, and informed reflection on the issues of moral decision and religious belief. Robert T. Sandin contends that there is an urgent need for education at the present time to effect a return to the traditional ideals of intellectual and moral virtue. Supporting observations include recent evaluations of values education in American schools and colleges, a review of several well-known theories of values-related education, and an account of the development of the philosophy of value in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Sandin is committed to the concept that virtue is compatible with the ideals of learning, and further demonstrates why the role of religion in modern culture depends on the effectiveness of a program of education that nurtures an authentic spirituality, free from illusion.

Christian Liberal Arts

Author: James V. Mannoia, Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Christian Liberal Arts articulates the practical, pedagogical, and theological reasons why Christian liberal arts colleges are distinctive in the world of American higher education. Mannoia enumerates the intrinsic and instrumental values of Christian liberal arts, and how both should forcefully shape an institution's goals.

Der Begriff der Person in der Ph nomenologie Edmund Husserls

Author: Hiroshi Goto
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826026591
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Das Hauptthema der Arbeit ist die Person als das freie Subjekt der phänomenologischen Reduktion. Anhand der Husserlschen Bestimmung der Person als der induktiv-empirischen Einheit mit ihrem Habitus einerseits und als der Freiheit andererseits verfolgt die Arbeit den Denkprozeß Husserls. Sie macht schließlich deutlich, daß die Freiheit auf der personalistischen Ebene in die induktiv-empirische Geregeltheit mit umfaßt wird. Demgemäß zeichnet sich der Weg der Reduktion nicht als ,Revolution' (Kant) vielmehr als die kontinuierliche ,Reform' durch induktiv-empirische Gewöhnung (Aristoteles) aus. Das Fazit: Der Weg der Reduktion als ein ständiger Prozeß der freien Selbstbesinnung verlangt eine Tugend der philosophierenden Person, nämlich den Mut zur Philosophie. Und die ganze Phänomenologie erweist sich als eine praktische Wissenschaft im Aristotelischen Sinne, nämlich als eine Phronesis.

A Call for Character Education and Prayer in the Schools

Author: William H. Jeynes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031335104X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers an examination of the related topics of school prayer and character education in the United States, advocating for their return to public schools. • Includes excerpts from primary documents such as diaries, letters, speeches, and eyewitness accounts • Offers a chronology of the history of character education and prayer in the schools throughout American history, with some reference to world history • A helpful index offers access to the major topics examined in the book

Character Education

Author: Holly Shepard Salls
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761836124
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Character Education juxtaposes John Dewey's philosophy of the person and values education with Alasdair MacIntyre's treatment of Aristotle's virtue theory in order to highlight the importance of virtue in developing good character. The initial overview of character education from colonial times to the present provides a context for understanding character formation and education taking place now. Salls' own contributions to the topic temper the text with her practical suggestions about character education for educators and administrators. The years she has spent as a teacher of character lend Character Education the wisdom and experience of a seasoned educational practitioner.