What is it about?

Kristjansson develops a concept of student flourishing as the overall aim (telos) of education. Operating from Neo-Aristotlean virtue ethics, Kristjansson provides us with a theoretical account of the foundations of flourishing as well as practical guideposts for education policy-makers. .

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Why is it important?

Kristjansson presents a practical guide for educational practitioners with robust theoretical underpinnings.


Kristjansson's message of teachers needing to find a means to induce "bliss, rapture and awe in students" is much appreciated in an age of digitized technological distractions and virtual learning.

James Murray
University of Kentucky

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This page is a summary of: Kristján Kristjánsson, Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View, Journal of Moral Philosophy, December 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/17455243-19060005.
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