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The Philosophy of Moral Development: Moral Stages and the Idea of Justice (Essays on Moral Development, Volume 1)

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Book by Kohlberg, Lawrence
Hardcover, 441 pages
Published July 1st 1981 by Harper & Row
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Rick Wilcox
Mar 19, 2016 Rick Wilcox rated it liked it
In his book Meno, Plato began with the question “Can you tell me, Socrates, is virtue something that can be taught?” to which Socrates answered “You must think I am singularly fortunate to know whether virtue can be taught or how it is acquired. The fact is that far from knowing whether it can be taught, I have no idea what virtue itself is.” Lawrence Kohlberg’s theory of Moral Stage Development evolved from his initial consideration of that foundational question when writing his doctoral thesis ...more
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The huge claim of this book is that morality is synonymous with justice and that justice is synonymous with equality. The purpose of this book is to argue that moral education (which for him is justice education) should be part of public education. Kohlberg insists that justice education is not value re-education of other people's children because what he is interested in is the growth of the concept of justice in the child (the complexity or level of abstraction of the child's thinking about ju ...more
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Kohlberg provides the first operational definition of moral development. This is a must-read for students of ethics.
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