Monthly Archives: March 2003

what is moral philosophy?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0My Dante book (in progress) is really an essay on the limitations of moral theory. But what is that? I’m playing with the following definition: Moral theories are collections of descriptive terms, each of which has a … Continue reading

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talking about race

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0During our high school class today, we had a good and useful time talking about statistics on race and school enrollments. The bottom line is that the proportion of African American students in Prince George’s County school … Continue reading

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a civic approach to local history

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0The Civic Mission of Schools, our report on civic education, has been getting quite a lot of press—most of it positive. But Chester Finn wrote a critical review that has been provoking some discussion in the civic … Continue reading

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what Dante knew about Francesca

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Notwithstanding all this civic engagement stuff I try to do, I’m actually a moral philosopher. I have an incomplete manuscript of several hundred pages on the story of Paolo and Francesca and what it means for moral … Continue reading

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