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Character: Etymology of Virtue

1) Examine the etymology of virtue and how that might inform your beliefs.

2) What are the pros and cons of teaching character in schools?

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The etymology of virtue has theological beliefs that an individual may have excellent qualities that are admirable, but not necessarily moral. In other words, it is to do something with good grace, when you are obligated to do it anyways. To respond appropriately to our environment, we have to have a sense in what to do because of what we believe. The benefits or pro, in which people respond are brought under the control of stimuli (B.F. Skinner, 1989) that can be analyzed without any problems. However, the Oxford English Dictionary notes, doing has always emphasized some sort of consequences that one has on the environment, thus there is often very little to observe. The downfall or con is the thought or idea of describing what is being felt or introspectively observed at the time.

Character education teaches students core values that benefits both themselves and society. The present and future success of our society will depend on the wholesome morals of its people. All ...

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The expert examines the etymology of virtue and how that might inform your beliefs. The pros and cons of teaching characters in schools are given.