Spirituality, morality, and criticism in education: A response to Kevin Gary

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In this short essay I respond to Kevin Gary's generous review of my book Reclaiming Goodness by considering his two main concerns, that I tend to conflate spirituality and morality and that I am not sufficiently sensitive to tensions between spirituality and critical thinking. I respond by noting that Gary has not taken adequate account of the distinction between deontological morality and aretaic ethics in the first instance and between the Aristotelian notions of Sophia and Phronesis, or pure reason and practical wisdom, in the second.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-334
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Philosophy and Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006


  • Critical thinking
  • Ethics
  • Morality
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Philosophy


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