Assigning Virtue in the Secular Academy: An Experimental Approach

Dr. Russell DiSilvestro, PhD

This piece explores the purpose, value and results of an experimental assignment, “Personal Moral Inventory and Experience Project,” which has been used a few times in introductory ethics classes. It’s primarily descriptive; a fuller treatment would discuss possible (secular and Christian) justifications of, objections to, and improvements upon this (type of) assignment. But the assignment is an example of how to possibly prompt a particular kind of moral reflection.

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