Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Creating green citizens? Political liberalism and environmental education

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Derek Bell

Downloads

Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


Abstract

This paper considers whether the promotion of an environmental ethic in schools is compatible with the political liberal's commitment to 'neutrality'. A new account of the implications of John Rawls's political liberalism for the 'basic structure' of education is developed. The prima facie incompatibility of political liberalism and the promotion of an environmental ethic is misleading. Rawls's political liberalism requires-as a matter of intergenerational justice-the promotion of the 'sustainability virtues'. Moreover, it permits the promotion of 'greener' ideals.


Publication metadata

Author(s): Bell DR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Philosophy of Education

Year: 2004

Volume: 38

Issue: 1

Pages: 37-53

ISSN (print): 0309-8249

ISSN (electronic): 1467-9752

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0309-8249.2004.00362.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.0309-8249.2004.00362.x


Altmetrics

Altmetrics provided by Altmetric


Actions

Find at Newcastle University icon    Link to this publication


Share