Teaching Morality

Walzer, Michael
June 1978
New Republic;6/10/78, Vol. 178 Issue 23, p12
Comments on the widespread agreement among university professors and administrators across the U.S. that students should study moral and political philosophy. Proposal to require students to focus their attention on the problems of moral choice in politics, in professional life and in personal relation; Questions raised about the rediscovery of ethical analysis by author Alasdair MacIntyre; Systematic study of morality by young adults throughout the history of civilization; Dissociation of ethics from the rest of academic work; American approaches to moral life rooted in liberalism.


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