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ERIC Number: EJ656768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
What Do We Mean by Virtue?
Thornburg, Robert Watts
Journal of Education, v182 n2 p1-9 2000
Discusses whether virtue can be taught in college, asserting that virtue is relative and tradition bound. Difficulties in answering this question include lack of adequate definitions of terms, overwhelming influence of Christian and Western approaches, the "unvirtue" experienced by many learners, and students' innate resistance to the word "virtue." Constructive solutions include avoiding theoretical propositional approaches, fostering moral seriousness, and making discussion immediate and relevant. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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