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dc.contributor.authorWare, Lauren-
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-17T22:10:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-17T22:10:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23733-
dc.description.abstractThe role of emotions in mental life is the subject of longstanding controversy, spanning the history of ethics, moral psychology, and educational theory. This paper defends an account of love’s cognitive power. My starting point is Plato’s dialogue, the Symposium, in which we find the surprising claim that love aims at engendering moral virtue. I argue that this understanding affords love a crucial place in educational curricula, as engaging the emotions can motivate both cognitive achievement and moral development. I first outline the state of the challenge between dominant rival theories regarding emotions in learning. Next, I demonstrate how Platonic virtue ethics offers the most tenable prospect for an education of reason and emotion. Third, I sketch three practical ways educators might constructively engage emotions in the classroom. I conclude that love’s virtue is its peerless power to motivate the creative and lateral thinking which leads to moral development.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherViterbo-
dc.relationWare L (2014) What Good is Love?, Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, 34 (2), pp. 57-73.-
dc.rightsPublisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis by Viterbo with the following policy: Authors are free to use part or all of their published work, provided they cite Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis as the original place of publication.-
dc.subjectemotionsen_UK
dc.subjectloveen_UK
dc.subjectPlatoen_UK
dc.subjecteducationen_UK
dc.subjectmoral psychologyen_UK
dc.subjectvirtueen_UK
dc.titleWhat Good is Love?en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAnalytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis-
dc.citation.issnNo ISSN-
dc.citation.issn2374-8257-
dc.citation.volume34-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage57-
dc.citation.epage73-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.identifier.urlhttp://journal.viterbo.edu/index.php/atpp/article/view/940-
dc.author.emaillauren.ware@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationPhilosophy-
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