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Philosophy

 

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Michael P

 

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March 4, 2016

 

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University

 

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The problem, Newsweek declares, is not that students lack ethical standards or are incapable of distinguishing wrong from right. The challenge for educators rather lies in helping students act on the virtues they espouse. "Even in today's complex world, knowing what's right is comparatively easy," Newsweek concludes...
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"It's doing what's right that's hard." Why do people act wrongly, when they know full well what right conduct demands? This phenomenon, known to philosophers as incontinence or akrasia, receives extensive treatment in Book Seven of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.2 Like Newsweek, Aristotle holds that akrasia presents a special challenge for moral education...
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