Anna Abram

The Philosophy of Moral Development

Article
12/1 - Spring 2007, pages 71–86
Date of online publication: 15 June 2007
Date of publication: 01 June 2007

Abstract

This article presents a view of moral development based on the interdisciplinary study of moral psychology and virtue ethics. It suggests that a successful account of moral development has to go beyond what the developmental psychology and virtue ethics advocate and find ways of incorporating ideas, such as “moral failure” and “unpredictability of life.” It proposes to recognize the concept of moral development as an essential concept for ethics, moral philosophy and philosophy of education, and as a useful tool for anyone who wants to engage constructively in dialogues of religions, cultures and personal interaction.

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Abram, Anna. “The Philosophy of Moral Development.” Forum Philosophicum 12, no. 1 (2007): 71–86. doi:10.5840/forphil200712123.

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