Metaphysics and methods in moral enquiry and education: Some old philosophical wine for new theoretical bottles

  title={Metaphysics and methods in moral enquiry and education: Some old philosophical wine for new theoretical bottles},
  author={David Carr},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  pages={500 - 515}
  • D. Carr
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Moral Education
If we reject sentimentalist accounts of the nature of moral motivation and education, then we may regard some form of reason as intrinsic to any genuine moral response. The large question for moral education is therefore that of the nature of such reason—perhaps more especially of its status as knowledge. In this regard, there is evidence of some recent drift in both ethics and theory of moral educational theory towards more instrumental pro-social skill acquisition conceptions of moral reason… 

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