1st Edition

The Aesthetic View of Moral Education

By Chuanbao Tan Copyright 2024
    222 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Aesthetic View of Moral Education is the result of in-depth interdisciplinary research in education and aesthetic studies. This book advocates the use of aesthetic ideas and methods to transform moral education activities, which are often trapped in a state of forced indoctrination.

    This book aims to address the problems of moral education in China and share certain commonalities in the exploration of educational theory. The aesthetic view of moral education is a new and practical philosophy of education. The author's theory of moral education as the appreciation of beauty, the creation of beauty, and the theory of the attainment of the ultimate realm of moral education provide an in-depth analysis of the functions of aesthetic education for moral cultivation. The author also offers unique interpretations of the aesthetic transformation of the process of moral education itself and the pursuit of the realm of moral life and education.

    This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of education and philosophy, East Asian studies, and readers interested in China's cultural traditions.

    1. The Aesthetic View of Moral Education: Transcending the Utilitarianism View of Moral Education  2. A Philosophical Observation of the Aesthetic View of Moral Education  3. A Psychological Discussion of the Aesthetic View of Moral Education  4. The Essence and Existence of the Beauty of Moral Education  5. The Moral Cultivation Function of Aesthetic Education: Aesthetic Moral Cultivation Theory  6. Beauty as the Means of Moral Education: The Theory of Moral Education as Beauty-Creation  7. Beauty as the Goal of Moral Education: The Theory of the Ultimate Realm-Attainment in Moral Education  8. Two Supplementary Notes on the Aesthetic View of Moral Education


    Chuanbao Tan is Professor and Chairman of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, China. His research explores moral education, civic education, the ethics of teachers, aesthetic, and labor education. He has published a wide range of highly regarded books and research papers in China throughout his career.