E. Education; Philosophy of Deliberative Democracy > Kristjánsson on "Ten myths about character, virtue and virtue education--plus three well-founded misgivings"

Kristján Kristjánsson has recently delivered this lecture reflecting on the 2012 launch of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values [].

Abstract. Abstract: The recent launch of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values has provoked some sceptical responses. Most of those echo familiar misgivings about the notions of character, virtue and education in virtue – as unclear, redundant, old-fashioned, religious, paternalistic, anti-democratic, conservative, individualistic, relative and situation-dependent. I expose those misgivings as ‘myths’, while at the same time acknowledging three betterfounded
historical, methodological and practical concerns about the notions in question.

Key words: virtue, character, character/virtue education, virtue ethics, Jubilee Centre
March 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell