- Introduction: Philosophy of Education and Philosophy
- The Epistemic Aims of Education
- Moral and Political Aims of Education
- Tagore, Dewey, and the Imminent Demise of Liberal Education
- Thinking, Reasoning, and Education
- Why Fallibility Has Not Mattered and How It Could
- Educating for Authenticity: The Paradox of Moral Education Revisited
- The Development of Rationality
- Philosophy and Developmental Psychology: Outgrowing the Deficit Conception of Childhood
- Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method
- Educating the Practical Imagination: A Prolegomena
- Caring, Empathy, and Moral Education
- Kantian Moral Maturity and the Cultivation of Character
- The Persistence of Moral Skepticism and the Limits of Moral Education
- Values Education
- Curriculum and the Value of Knowledge
- Education, Democracy, and Capitalism
- Art and Education
- Science Education, Religious Toleration, and Liberal Neutrality toward the Good
- Constructivisms, Scientific Methods, and Reflective Judgment in Science Education
- Empirical Educational Research: Charting Philosophical Disagreements in an Undisciplined Field
- Educating for Individual Freedom and Democratic Citizenship: In Unity and Diversity There Is Strength
- Mapping Multicultural Education
- Educational Authority and the Interests of Children
- Pragmatist Philosophy of Education
- Feminist Philosophy and Education
- Postmodernism and Education
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This article argues in favour of the application of a Kantian approach in character education. It elaborates on Fitzwilliam Darcy's concept of truth which means that to be good, it is not enough to follow good principles and to follow them from duty. It explains the compatibility of Darcy's truth with Kantian ethics and suggests that being good involves having the rights attitudes, feelings, and ways of viewing oneself and others.
Marcia W. Baron is Rudy Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. She is the author of Kantian Ethics Almost without Apology (1995), and co‐author, with Philip Pettit and Michael Slote, of Three Methods of Ethics: A Debate (1997), as well as articles on Kantian ethics, Hume's ethics, and philosophical issues in criminal law. Her recent articles include “Excuses, Excuses” in Criminal Law and Philosophy, “Justifications and Excuses” in Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and “Virtue Ethics, Kantian Ethics, and the ‘One Thought Too Many’ Objection” in M. Betzler, ed., Kant's Virtue Ethics.
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