Teaching Ethics via Sympathy

TitleTeaching Ethics via Sympathy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMower, D
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Date PublishedSpring2009
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0739098X
Keywords1711-1776 , David , ethics , HUME , JUVENILE , Moral , Prisoners , SYMPATHY , VALUES
AbstractGiven the specific educational, psychological, and sociological factors of juvenile inmates, the author developed a course to teach such students moral concepts and reasoning without high level theorizing.  In this paper, the author explains (1) how the course developed the students' natural sympathy, (2) how sympathy can provide a simple and familiar process of moral deliberation, (3) how sympathy aids in learning moral concepts, and (4) some interesting implications for public policy regarding moral education and recidivism, early childhood moral education, and teaching ethics courses generally. 
NotesMower, Deborah 1; Affiliation: 1: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Youngstown State University.; Source Info: Spring2009, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p51; Subject Term: JUVENILE delinquents -- Education; Subject Term: ETHICS -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: SYMPATHY; Subject Term: PRISONERS -- Education; Subject Term: VALUES -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MORAL education; People: HUME, David, 1711-1776; Number of Pages: 10p; Document Type: Article