Content and Structure in Moral Development: A Crucial Distinction
Studies of moral development in the Piaget and Kohlberg tradition have been the subject of growing and challenging debate as evidenced by the presentations today. Philosophers attack Kohlberg’s particular brand of philosophical reasoning. For example, R. S. Peters (1976) criticizes Kohlberg for his reluctance to consider other philosophical systems by suggesting that Kohlberg simply does not do his homework. At the same time it is not unheard of for some philosophers to allow that Kohlberg’s abilities as a social scientist, especially as a researcher, may really be quite good.
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