In defence of Aristotle on character: toward a synthesis of recent psychology, neuroscience and the thought of Michael Polanyi

@article{Lewis2012InDO,
  title={In defence of Aristotle on character: toward a synthesis of recent psychology, neuroscience and the thought of Michael Polanyi},
  author={P. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={155 - 170}
}
  • P. Lewis
  • Published 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Moral Education
In the United States, various forms of character education have become popular in both elementary and professional education. They are often criticised, however, for their reliance on Aristotle, who is said to be problematic at several points. In response to these criticisms, I argue that Aristotle’s ancient account of character and its formation remains viable in light of work over the last decade in psychology and the neurosciences. However, some lacunae remain that can at least be partially… Expand
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