Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 345–358 | Cite as

Morality in Children's Worlds – Rationality of Thought or Values Emanating from Relations?

  • Eva Johansson


The topic of this article is morality among pre-school children.Two different theories of morality, morality as lived and morality asrationality of thought, are analyzed with a special view to exploringtheir respective consequences for doing research on small children'smorality. Children's lived morality is then interpreted and discussed interms of rights.

autonomy lived morality pre-school children rationality relations rights values 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Johansson
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  1. 1.Department of Education and Educational ResearchUniversity of GothenburgSweden

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