Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring 2007
The Philosophy of Moral Development
This article presents a view of moral development based on the interdisciplinary study of moral psychology and virtue ethics. It suggests that a successful
account of moral development has to go beyond what the developmental psychology and virtue ethics advocate and find ways of incorporating ideas, such
as 'moral failure' and 'unpredictability of life'. It proposes to recognize the concept of moral development as an essential concept for ethics, moral philosophy and
philosophy of education, and as a useful tool for anyone who wants to engage constructively in dialogues of religions, cultures and personal interaction.