Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I'm including this paper because I enjoyed it - that must be the philosopher in me coming out, even though I am not deeply into moral philosophy. The teaching of moral philosophy, on the other hand, is something that catches my interest, because it raises the question of how we address a topic in which there is no 'right answer'. The author fails to find progress in 'moral reasoning' after teaching the course the standard way, by surveying the usual variety of moral philosophies. In response, she describes a "plan to focus on only one principled moral theory, virtue ethics, and to have students practice applying these principles throughout the semester." Personally, I think this will leave students deficient, because it doesn't give them any choices.

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