The Schizophrenia of Contemporary Education and the Moral Work of Teaching

@article{Sanger2012TheSO,
  title={The Schizophrenia of Contemporary Education and the Moral Work of Teaching},
  author={Matthew N. Sanger},
  journal={Curriculum Inquiry},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={285 - 307}
}
Stocker’s classic and provocatively titled essay “The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theory” (1976/1997) takes to task a certain type of philosophical work. Modern ethical theories, as Stocker puts it, “deal only with reasons . . . with what justifies. They fail to examine motives and the motivational structures and constraints of ethical life” (p. 453). Because of this, he claims, leading a life guided by a modern ethical theory is either impoverished, due to its narrow and self-defeating… Expand
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