Spiritual and moral education of children

Our aim at Minerva Education is to deliver inspiring learning which nurtures a child’s talents and helps them to achieve their full potential. For the novel by Spiritual and moral education of children Gide, see The Immoralist.

Immanuel Kant introduced the categorical imperative: “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law”. The word “ethics” is “commonly used interchangeably with ‘morality,’ and sometimes it is used more narrowly to mean the moral principles of a particular tradition, group, or individual. This section does not cite any sources. In its descriptive sense, “morality” refers to personal or cultural values, codes of conduct or social mores from a society that provides these codes of conduct in which it applies and is accepted by an individual. Normative ethics is the branch of philosophy which studies morality in this sense.

Moral realism is the class of theories which hold that there are true moral statements that report objective moral facts. Moral anti-realism, on the other hand, holds that moral statements either fail or do not even attempt to report objective moral facts. Some forms of non-cognitivism and ethical subjectivism, while considered anti-realist in the robust sense used here, are considered realist in the sense synonymous with moral universalism. Celia Green made a distinction between tribal and territorial morality. She characterizes the latter as predominantly negative and proscriptive: it defines a person’s territory, including his or her property and dependents, which is not to be damaged or interfered with. Peterson and Seligman approach the anthropological view looking across cultures, geo-cultural areas and across millennia.