Habituation: A Method for Cultivating Starting Points in the Ethical Life

@article{Kerr2011HabituationAM,
  title={Habituation: A Method for Cultivating Starting Points in the Ethical Life},
  author={Jeannie Kerr},
  journal={Journal of Philosophy of Education},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={643-655}
}
  • Jeannie Kerr
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Philosophy of Education
The Aristotelian concept of habituation is receiving mounting and warranted interest in educational circles, but has also been subject to different lines of interpretation and critique. In this article, I bring forward Aristotle's words on habituation, and then clarify the two lines of interpretation that have developed in the contemporary philosophical literature. I argue that the mechanical interpretation contains an intellectualist bias and then argue a cognitivist view that positions… Expand
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