Phronesis and the Knowledge-Action Gap in Moral Psychology and Moral Education: A New Synthesis?

  title={Phronesis and the Knowledge-Action Gap in Moral Psychology and Moral Education: A New Synthesis?},
  author={Catherine A. Darnell and Liz Gulliford and Kristj{\'a}n Kristj{\'a}nsson and Panos Paris},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={101 - 129}
This article has two aims. First, to offer a critical review of the literatures on two well-known single-component solutions to the problem of a gap between moral knowledge and moral action: moral identity and moral emotions. Second, to take seriously the rising interest in Aristotle-inspired virtue ethics and character development within the social sciences: approaches that seem to assume that the development of phronesis (practical wisdom) bridges the gap in question. Since phronesis is a… 

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