A Platonic Theory of Moral Education: Cultivating Virtue in Contemporary Democratic Classrooms

Routledge (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Discussing Plato's views on knowledge, recollection, dialogue, and epiphany, this ambitious volume offers a systematic analysis of the ways that Platonic approaches to education can help students navigate today's increasingly complex moral environment. Though interest in Platonic education may have waned due to a perceived view of Platonic scholarship as wholly impractical, this volume addresses common misunderstandings of Plato's work and highlights the contemporary relevance of Plato's ideas to contemporary moral education. Building on philosophical interpretations, the book argues persuasively that educators might employ Platonic themes and dialogue in the classroom. Split into two parts, the book looks first to contextualise Plato's theory of moral education within political, ethical, and educational frameworks. Equipped with this knowledge, part two then offers contemporary educators the strategies needed for implementing Plato's educational theory within the pluralistic, democratic classroom setting. A Platonic Theory of Moral Education will be of interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of: ethics; Plato scholarship; moral psychology; educational foundations; and the philosophy of education. This book would also benefit graduate students and scholars in teacher education. Mark E. Jonas is Professor of Education and Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College, US. Yoshiaki Nakazawa is Assistant Professor of Education at University of Dallas, US.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 93,296

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Platonic character education.Avi I. Mintz - 2023 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 57 (3):708-723.
Plato’s legacy: alive and well.Mark E. Jonas & Yoshiaki Nakazawa - 2023 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 57 (3):699-707.
Plato’s legacy to education: addressing two misunderstandings.Alkis Kotsonis - 2023 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 57 (3):739-747.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-04-21

Downloads
14 (#1,020,370)

6 months
12 (#243,143)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Mark E. Jonas
Wheaton College, Illinois

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references