An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education by Robin BarrowAn Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education by Robin Barrow

An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Education

byRobin BarrowEditorRobin Barrow

Hardcover | August 29, 2007

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This book presents and argues for a moral theory which draws on most of the major theoretical positions to some degree, but it also spells out the limits and boundaries of a moral theory. In doing so, it exposes a number of common confusions and misunderstandings about morality, and presents a strong argument for some indisputable truths in relation to the moral sphere.

Divided into four parts, the book covers the key issues within moral philosophy:

  • part one provides a lucid and powerful account of the nature and limits of moral theory, sharply distinguishing it from religion
  • part two outlines a positive moral theory by exploring the defining principles of morality and the reasons for being moral
  • part three distinguishes moral values from others such as ecological, health and safety and sexual values
  • part four is concerned with the implications of our moral understanding for moral education.

While this book concentrates on argument and ideas, a commentary to each chapter provides historical context and contemporary reference points. It will prove an invaluable resource for students of both Education and Philosophy.

Title:An Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:August 29, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415421020

ISBN - 13:9780415421027

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Understanding the Nature and Limits of Moral Theory  1. Integrity: A Shared Moral Value  2. Religion, Nature and Intuition as Possible Sources of Moral Truth  3. Some Distinctions and Some Mistakes  4. Rights and Procedures Part 2: Outline of a Moral Theory  5. Principles that Define Morality  6. Reasons for Being Moral  7. Relativism  8. Second Order Principles Part 3: Some Implications of the Moral Theory  9. Moral vs. Social, Ecological and Sexual Values  10. Moral vs. Health and Safety Values Part 4: Moral Education  11. Moral Questions in Education  12. The Question of Moral Education  13. Forms of Moral Education