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What do the Words “Good” and “Care” Mean for Children? A Research Question from an Eduative Activity

In this paper we present “MelArete”, an educative and research project aimed at educating children to virtue ethics and exploring children’s ethical thinking. In the last year (2016-2017), the project involved six fourth-grade classes of primary schools located in two cities in the North and in the Centre of Italy. The educative path implied twelve meetings […]

Affective Responses and Personal Flourishing

The paper reconstructs, develops and discusses Scheler’s Bildung theory to highlight its relevance for educational philosophy. First, we point out that a personality flourishes through a process of progressive individuation which is modulated by affective maturation and promoted by the encounter with an exemplarity. Then, in order to avoid some limits of Scheler’s realism, we […]