Character Education: Why it Doesn’t Work (and How it could) – Al Zambone

As modern American culture has grown more pluralistic, it has a reduced number of common assumptions, commitments, and language. This has led to two important results. The first is the rise of a tacit positivism: the belief that all public claims to knowledge should be empirically, scientifically, or mathematically justified. The second result is a […]

Men Without Chests: The Dangers of a Values Free Education

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis discusses what happens when society abandons its duty to educate its children in accordance with fixed moral/ethical standards (the Tao). After defining and defending Lewis’s concept of the Tao, and tracing how a values-free approach to education kills virtue, wonder, and courage, I will conclude with a […]